ABC has picked up a four-part BBC drama, Dark Mon£y, which tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role.
But Manny (Babou Ceesay) and Sam’s (Jill Halfpenny) world is shattered when son Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker. Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal, and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. But the damage runs deep, and the cost of remaining silent may be too high.
Other cast are Rebecca Front (War and Peace, Poldark), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Chewing Gum), Olive Gray (Home from Home), Ellen Thomas (Teachers, EastEnders), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), Joseph May (Resident Evil), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl) and Gary Beadle (EastEnders).
Written by Levi David Addai (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch, Humans), the series debuts in the UK next week, but no date is announced for Australia.
Source: TBI Vision