S4C commissions compelling new thriller in Welsh and English
S4C has commissioned a new six-part psychological thriller, following in the footsteps of dual language filming of Y Gwyll/Hinterland and Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith
Y Golau / The Light in The Hall was written and created by Regina Moriarty (Murdered by My Boyfriend) and will be directed by Andy Newbery who directed Keeping Faith and Chris Forster who directed Hidden.
It will star Alexandra Roach from Killing Eve and No Offence, Iwan Rheon from Misfits and Game of Thrones and No Offence star, Joanna Scanlan.
S4C Drama Commissioner, Gwenllian Gravelle said: “This gripping drama certainly promises to be one to remember. With a stellar cast and a talented production team, we can’t wait to introduce Y Golau to S4C viewers.
“This is our first ever co-production with Channel 4 and we look forward to working together along with Triongl Production Company and Duchess Street Productions on this sensational series.”
Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer support through Creative Wales funding to this exciting production and partnership between Triongl, Duchess St, S4C and Channel 4 and APC.
“This production is providing invaluable paid trainee opportunities to future-proof our industry, stimulate investment into the local economy, and will showcase Welsh talent, language and culture across the UK and internationally.”
Described as a sophisticated murder-thriller full of compelling twists and constant intrigue, the series has been filmed through the autumn and will be released in 2022
When Joe, the murderer of Ela Roberts, is set for parole, journalist and childhood friend Cat, and Ela’s mother Sharon, must confront the past and the parts they played in Ela’s final days.
For Cat it’s a chance to write the true events surrounding her friend’s murder and for Sharon a chance to confront the man who confessed to killing her child, but wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say why or what he did with her body.
With so many questions unanswered, Joe’s return to the community could be a way to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all.
It is a co-production by independent producers Donna Wiffen and Jo Roderick from Duchess Street Productions, Gethin Scourfield, Nora Ostler and Alec Spiteri from Triongl, and Laurent Boissel from APC Studios is executive Producer.
The English-language version will be overseen by Commissioning Editor, Gwawr Lloyd and is produced in association with Channel 4 and Sundance Now for broadcast in the UK and North America, Australia and New Zealand respectively.
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