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07/04/2017

Carey Mulligan To Star In New Thriller

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It has been announced that Carey Mulligan will star in a new thriller for BBC Two.

Set in present day London, Collateral looks at the spiralling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Refusing to accept the incident as a random act of senseless violence, Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Mulligan) is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.

Politician David Mars (John Simm) becomes involved in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his unpredictable ex Karen (Billie Piper). Jane Oliver (Nicola Walker) meanwhile, a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the crime.

Collateral is from playwright David Hare and will be directed by SJ Clarkson. It has been commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content.

The ensemble cast includes John Simm, Nicola Walker, and Billie Piper.

David Hare said: "I've been writing drama for the BBC since 1973, but this is my first original series. I'm thrilled that it has such a stunningly gifted cast."

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: "Collateral is a highly imaginative, thought-provoking and utterly contemporary state of the nation thriller written by Britain's foremost political dramatist. It is a great honour to welcome Sir David Hare back to the BBC and to be working with both he and The Forge on this outstanding piece of original work."

Collateral (4x60') will air on BBC Two and is co-produced by The Forge and Netflix. Executive Producers are creator David Hare, George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge, Lucy Richer for the BBC and SJ Clarkson. Filming is already underway on the thriller.

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