Lesley Sharp, Vincent Regan to Headline Channel 4’s ‘Before We Die’

U.Ok. broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned six-part crime thriller “Before We Die,” starring Lesley Sharp (“Bob & Rose), Vincent Regan (“300”) and Patrick Gibson (“The OA”), an adaptation of the hit Swedish collection of the identical identify.

The Bristol, England-set drama follows a detective who turns into deeply conflicted when she discovers her son is taking part in a vital position as an undercover informant in a brutal homicide investigation. Croatian actor Toni Gojanović, who starred in HBO Europe’s collection “Success,” additionally has a major position within the show.

The adaptation is from Eagle Eye Drama, fashioned by Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp, the artistic crew behind the worldwide drama firm Walter Presents. Channel 4 has a minority stake within the firm. Eagle Eye can be engaged on the difference of Belgian crime drama “Professor T” for U.Ok. broadcaster ITV.

Commissioned by Channel 4 head of drama Caroline Hollick and commissioning editor Gwen Gorst, “Before We Die” shall be directed by Jan Matthys (“Baptiste”), and has been tailored by Matt Baker. It shall be filmed in Bristol and Belgium through the fall and winter with McGrath, Iuzzolino and Bert Hamelinck as govt producers.

Hollick mentioned, “Every episode of ‘Before We Die’ is a rollercoaster of pleasure – and I’m so delighted to have Lesley Sharp convey her trademark gravitas and charisma to Channel 4. It’s a privilege to be a part of this really inspiring European collaboration.”

McGrath mentioned, “ ‘Before We Die’ is a robust and unique collection which makes use of the grammar and structure of a nail-biting crime thriller to inform the compelling emotional story of a mom and son’s dysfunctional relationship, fantastically juxtaposed in opposition to the close-knit ties of the crime household they’re attempting to convey to justice.”

The collection is produced by Eagle Eye Drama in affiliation with Caviar and is supported by Screen Flanders, DPG Media and the Belgian tax shelter by way of Caviar Film Financing. PBS Distribution holds North American rights and ZDF Enterprises will distribute the collection worldwide.

Source: variety.com

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