Michelle Dockery, finest know for taking part in Girl Mary Crawley on the hit interval drama Downton Abbey, has landed the lead function in This City, an upcoming BBC drama from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.
Based on Deadline, the six-part sequence (previously generally known as Two Tone) revolves round an prolonged household and 4 younger people who find themselves drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music. A well-liked type of music within the U.Ok. within the late Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties that fused conventional Jamaican ska with punk rock and new wave, it introduced collectively Black, white, and Asian youths.
There are not any particulars as of but on the character Dockery will likely be taking part in within the sequence, which is at present filming in Birmingham, England. Along with Dockery, the solid additionally consists of Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella) and David Dawson (My Policeman).
“This can be a undertaking very near my coronary heart,” mentioned Knight (through Deadline). “It’s about an period I lived by and know nicely, and it entails characters who I really feel I grew up with. It’s a love letter to Birmingham and Coventry, however I hope individuals from all around the world will relate to it.”
Knight, whose struggle drama SAS: Rogue Heroes is at present airing within the U.Ok., serves as creator, author, and government producer on the undertaking. Additionally on board as exec producers are Karen Wilson, Martin Haines, Katie McAleese, Jo McLellan, Laura Conway, Matthew James Wilkinson, and Nick Angel. Paul Whittington will direct, whereas Charlotte Surtees produces. Banijay Rights is dealing with worldwide distribution.
Common Music Group’s Mercury Studios, a co-producer on the undertaking, mentioned the sequence will “usher in an thrilling vary of high-profile musical artists to assist lay the backdrop for Knight’s unbelievable story. Mercury will co-produce alongside Banijay-backed Kudos and Nebulastar in affiliation with Kudos North, Stigma Movies, and Nick Angel.
Dockery not too long ago starred in Netflix’s thriller sequence Anatomy of a Scandal and in addition offered her voice for the Disney Channel animated sequence Amphibia.
This City, TBA