Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Young cast announced for new E4 murder mystery series Glue

Shooting has begun this week in Berkshire on Glue, a brand new original series created and written by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (This is England, Skins, The Fades) for E4.

E4 has brought together some of Britain’s brightest young talent from film, TV, stage and music to star in the new series including:

Yasmin Paige, star of critically-acclaimed feature Submarine;

Jessie Cave, best known as Lavender Brown in Harry Potter;

Waterloo Road and The Sarah Jane Adventures actor Tommy Lawrence Knight;

Faye Marsay, who stole Howard’s heart as new housemate Candice in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat;

The young cast also features:

Jordan Stephens, platinum-selling hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, making his acting debut:

Callum Turner who recently starred opposite Helen McCrory in ITV drama Leaving;

Charlotte Spencer last seen as Carly Kirk in BBC Two’s Line of Duty;

Tommy McDonnell, currently in cinemas in acclaimed British prison film Starred Up;

and Bristol Old Vic graduate Billy Howle, currently on screen in Channel 4’s New Worlds.

The series will also star Kerry Fox (Bright Star), Jonny Owen (Shameless), Kierston Wareing (Luther), and Steve Oram (Sightseers)

Overton. A tiny village in the English countryside. Farming is its beating heart. Race-horses are its bread-and-butter. But beyond the rolling hills and behind the stable doors lies a green and not-so-pleasant land...

Bored kids play chicken on top of silo machines that can cut your hand to slices no thicker than the ham in your sandwich. The same kids play at grain-barn-jumping – deadly, if your lungs fill up with the tiny bullets of wheat. Now someone has played murder.

When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community – his friends – are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out. Secrets that will change their particular brand of country life forever.

Twisted and wayward, tragic and comic, Glue will take E4 audiences on a wild and thrilling ride as the mystery of his murder unravels.

Sophie Gardiner, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, says: “The team at Eleven have pulled together an incredible cast for Jack’s thrilling scripts – the line-up reads like a roll-call of some of the brightest up-and-coming talent around. We can’t wait for them to bring our bold new series to life. Brace yourselves for a trip to the countryside…E4-style.”

She added “Glue follows in the proud tradition of E4 showing the most original and exciting drama for young audiences. This is E4’s first whodunit drama, adding murder and mystery to the range of shows, from My Mad Fat Diary to Youngers, on the channel’s slate of new British drama series.”

The eight 60-minute episodes, produced by Eleven Film, are scheduled to air this Autumn on E4.

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