ABC to screen UK thriller about a Pakistani man coerced by a counterterrorism officer to go undercover.
6 part UK drama Informer will screen on ABC from early March.
The character-driven thriller centres around Raza, a young, second generation Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a counterterrorism officer to go undercover and inform for him.
Gabe, who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him.
As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three get higher and higher. Informer tells a story about identity in a world where lines are increasingly being drawn and sides are being taken.
The series stars Nabhaan Rizwan (Raza Shar), Paddy Considine (DS Gabe Waters), Bel Powley (DC Holly Morton), Sharon D Clarke (DCI Rose Asante), Jessica Raine (Emily Waters), Roger Jean Nsengiyuma (Dadir Hassan), Sunetra Sarker (Sadia Shar), Reiss Jeram (Nasir Shar), Paul Tylak (Hanif Shar).
It is created and written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani and executive produced by Nicolas Brown, Sam Mendes and Julie Pastor.
This screened in the UK in October.
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When Raza is arrested, Gabe and his new partner Holly identify him as a potential informant for London’s CounterTerrorism Special Unit (CTSU) and coerce him into working for them.
A night out with his girlfriend goes badly wrong when Raza Shar is arrested and identified as a potential informant for London’s Counter-Terrorism Special Unit (CTSU). Detective Sergeant Gabe Waters is partnered with new recruit DC Holly Morten and introduces her to the world of informants.
Ambitious and uninhibited, Holly pushes boundaries to get Raza on board. Gabe’s key contact, Yousef, has information that links to a prolific terrorist – Ahmed El Adoua. El Adoua was responsible for a major attack in Rotterdam and CTSU fears he might have been in London planning a similar attack. When Yousef goes missing, the pressure is on for the CTSU team to find out more.
Thursday 7 March, 9pm on ABC.