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[11/15/19 - 02:02 AM]
Further Cast Join "Roadkill," David Hare's Political Thriller for BBC One
The four-part series will air on PBS in the United States.







ROADKILL (PBS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/15/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
four episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC's press release, November 2019) Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon) has been cast as the Prime Minister, Dawn Ellison, in Roadkill, a major new political thriller for BBC One, and Masterpiece on PBS, written by David Hare (Collateral, The White Crow) and produced by The Forge (Collateral, Kiri). Helen and, previously announced, Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager, House), are joined by Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Accident, Westworld), Saskia Reeves (Us, The Child in Time), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders, Normal People), Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal, Miranda), Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Hooten & the Lady), Iain De Caestecker (Us, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Katie Leung (Chimerica, Strangers), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots, MotherFatherSon), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl, Bad Mothers), Pip Torrens (Poldark, Preacher), Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) and Danny Ashok (Deep Water, Capital). Roadkill is a four-part fictional thriller about Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie), a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician. Peter's public and private life seems to be falling apart - or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. However events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Danny Ashok
· Helen McCrory as Dawn Ellison
· Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence
· Iain De Caestecker
· Katie Leung
· Millie Brady
· Olivia Vinall
· Ophelia Lovibond
· Patricia Hodge
· Pip Torrens
· Pippa Bennett-Warner
· Sarah Greene
· Saskia Reeves
· Shalom Brune-Franklin
· Sidse Babett Knudsen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andy Litvin as PROD
· David Hare as EP/WRTR
· George Faber as EP
· Lucy Richer as EP
· Mark Pybus as EP
· Michael Keillor as DIR/EP
· Rebecca Eaton as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· All3Media
· Forge, The