“The Crown” star Claire Foy is about to lead a brand new thriller from streamer BritBox U.Okay.
Eight-part thriller “Marlow,” from Motive Pictures and Endeavor Content, facilities on feuding households the Marlows and the Wyatts, who’ve existed within the “Edgelands” of the Thames Estuary for hundreds of years.
Foy stars as Evie Wyatt, who was born and bred within the Estuary and returns to the Edgelands — the place she misplaced her father to a firestorm 15 years in the past — searching for solutions. However, drawn again into battle with the Marlow clan, Evie finds herself in a battle with its ageing patriarch, Tom Marlow.
The very British thriller attracts on “historic tales of revenge and destiny” in addition to native myths and legends.The sequence, which is due to go into manufacturing this fall, is created by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Tony Grisoni (“Southcliffe”) and Simon Maxwell (“Deep State”), who will each function government producers together with Foy.
Motive Pictures was established in 2019 by CEO Maxwell, who was beforehand head of worldwide drama at Channel 4. It is backed by Endeavor Content.
Foy stated: “I’m delighted to be part of this compelling thriller. Tony and Simon’s scripts are so evocative of place and redolent with environment – and the twists, turns and mysteries on the coronary heart of this drama are totally gripping. Evie Wyatt is such a charming, advanced and beguiling character, very like the enigmatic ‘Edgelands’ which she calls house, and I am unable to wait to get to step into her sneakers.”
Will Harrison, managing director BritBox UK, stated: “Marlow is a daring and intriguing idea, and precisely the sort of authentic content material we would like to provide our subscribers. Working with the calibre of Claire Foy, Tony Grisoni, Simon Maxwell and the Motive crew is a privilege and we won’t wait to get began.”
Maxwell and Grisoni added: “The Thames Estuary’s ‘Edgelands’ provide a singular and extraordinary world of mud, sea and infinite sky; of damaged politics and desires – the Thames mouth is without delay a gateway to the world and the final wild frontier of our island existence. MARLOW is a uniquely homegrown saga, a personality pushed crime epic about the place we have come from; who we are actually; what we would turn out to be. We are thrilled to be working with the extraordinary skills of Claire Foy and, as the house for the boldest new British drama, BritBox is the right house for our show.”