Channel 4 releases first trailer for Baghdad Central

One of the series we’re looking forward to is Channel 4’s Baghdad Central.

The six-part series, based on the novel by Elliott Colla, is set in the Iraqi capital at the time of the American occupation at the start of the century.

And now the channel has released a trailer.

October 2003 and Baghdad has been occupied by American forces for six months; but the disbandment of the Iraqi army, the police and civil leadership in the aftermath of the invasion means there is no one in charge and no effective rule of law.

In the midst of this chaos, crime and paranoia, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter) has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj (July Namirl), safe.

But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan (Leem Lubany) is missing Khafaji is forced into a desperate search to find her. He soon finds himself up against her enigmatic university tutor, Professor Zubeida Rashid (Clara Khoury) and discovers that Sawsan and her two close friends Sanaa (Nora El Koussour) and Zahra (Maisa Abd Elhadi) have been leading a hidden life that’s led them into great danger.

Having seen the first episode, this is going to be a goodie.

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