Airdate: Red Eye

New UK thriller is told over an adrenaline-filled six parts, set on an all-night flight from London to Beijing.

Move over Hijack, UK drama Red Eye, told over an adrenaline-filled six parts, is set between an all-night flight from London to Beijing, the streets of London, and the corridors of power within Whitehall.

The show stars Jing Lusi, Richard Armitage, Lesley Sharp and Jemma Moore and is written by screenwriter Peter A Dowling (Black and Blue, Flightplan).

Bad Wolf’s Director of Content, Dan McCulloch said: “Red Eye is Bad Wolf’s first contemporary action thriller and we’re so happy for it to have found its home at ITV. We’re delighted with such a talented cast. Peter’s scripts are the very definition of a page turner and will keep you guessing to the last minute. The producing team aspire to the highest ambition whilst Kieron Hawkes’ craft and performance focused direction all makes for true appointment to view TV.”

Directed by Kieron Hawkes (Fortitude and Power Book IV) and produced by multi award-winning and Sony Pictures Television backed Bad Wolf. Executive producers are Julie Gardner (I Hate Suzie, Doctor Who), Lachlan MacKinnon (Industry, A Discovery of Witches), and Peter A Dowling, with Kristian Dench (The Capture, Strike Back) as producer and Jingan Young writing episode four.

Red Eye is the collision of three worlds – DC Hana Li (Jing Lusi), Journalist Jess Li (Jemma Moore) and MI5’s Madeline Delaney (Lesley Sharp). All three women are thrown into the same life-threatening conspiracy when a British doctor (Richard Armitage) is arrested for murder upon flying home from Beijing.

After attending a medical conference in Beijing and coming frighteningly close to dying in a car crash, Dr Matthew Nolan, played by Richard Armitage, arrives home and is immediately arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport.

A dead woman was discovered in his crashed car and, despite his protests that he was driving alone, Nolan must return to China to face charges.

The project was developed and overseen by Bad Wolf’s Director of Content, Dan McCulloch (His Dark Materials, Endeavour). Sony Pictures Television are responsible for the international distribution of Red Eye.

Bad Wolf is the multi award-winning production company established to create ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the global TV marketplace. Enjoying a strong partnership and launched with support from Welsh Government, Bad Wolf founded and supported Wolf Studios Wales, a world class production facility in Cardiff, and Screen Alliance Wales, an education and training scheme to engage with emerging talent to grow, nurture and build skills across the creative industries.

Monday April 22 on Stan.

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