We’ve had a bit of a busy week, so now we’re catching up with all the news that’s been floating around for the past few days.
One of those items of news is that BBC Two has confirmed the transmission date for the Danny Boyle-directed US series, Trust, which we featured in our massive autumn/winter crime preview (read that here).
Here’s a trailer for Trust:
The series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one?
Paul’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy. Paul’s father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone.
Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she’s broke.
Trust charts the teenage grandson’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers, who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back.
It’s safe to say we’ll be keeping a close eye on this 10-parter.
Trust: Wednesday 12th September, 9pm, BBC Two