Airdate: Collateral

New UK miniseries Collateral, starring Carey Mulligan, scripted by much-lauded writer David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) launches globally – outside of the UK – on Netflix on March 9.

Directed by SJ Clarkson (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders), this is a 4 part drama which also features John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper.

This premiered in the UK earlier this month.

In Collateral, a young man is shot dead delivering a pizza in South London. The detective in charge, DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), quickly discovers that the pizza manager inexplicably sent Syrian refugee Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto) instead of the regular delivery driver.

The killing seems professional but the only witness, a young woman strung out on drugs on the street corner, gives the police a false name and address. Kip tracks down Abdullah’s home, a set of garages, to find his sisters. They are scared and Kip’s convinced they’re hiding something.

Set over the course of four days, the spiraling repercussions surrounding Abdullah’s murder are explored. Politician David Mars (John Simm) becomes instantly embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his ex-wife Karen who took delivery of the pizza. While Jane Oliver (Nicola Walker), a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the sole witness to the crime.

Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, Kip is determined to discover if there is a darker truth, as the death of one individual, who has lived out of the sight of respectable society, begins to resonate through the institutions that shape our lives.

Friday March 9 on Netflix.

2 Comments:

  1. Glass Portcullis

    Oh! I didn’t realise this was coming to Netflix [I assumed BBC First] and so soon. Ep 3 has just finished in the last couple of hours. The cast is practically an edition of “Doctor Who Alumni United”, but I don’t mind.

    Also add to the cast “The Crown’s” Ben Miles, Saskia Reeves [last seen here in s3 of “Shetland”], George Georgiou [“GoT’s” Razdal mo Eraz], Rob Jarvis and the always fantastic Orla Brady. With David Hare behind his typewriter and this cast, I think we’re in for a good ride. Looking forward to it!

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