Guilt, a new drama set in Edinburgh, has been announced by the BBC.
The four-part series will follow Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) and Jamie Sives (Chernobyl) as brothers Max and Jake, who unintentionally run over and kill an old man called Walter.
As Jake is uninsured and under the influence, his successful and seemingly more responsible brother Max convinces him to cover-up the accident.
However, when relatives and neighbours begin to suspect that Walter hasn’t passed away through natural causes, the consequences of their actions come back to haunt them in ways that neither could have imagined.
Speaking on the complex relationship between the two brothers, Jamie Sives commented: “In many ways Max symbolises all the things in life which disgust Jake: he’s materialistic and shallow, while Jake is more spiritual, so they do lock horns.
“Everything that Max wants to do to fix the situation they find themselves in appals Jake in a human sense. And Jake’s humanity is a real issue for Max.”
As Max and Jake’s circumstances become intensely fraught, the brothers become increasingly suspicious of those around them, including each other.
Series creator Neil Forsyth (Bob Servant) commented on the dark humour that runs through the series: “I find it hard to watch dramas where no-one says anything remotely funny for six hours of television. It’s so artificial.
“Humour is one of the major ways that human beings react to extreme pressure, it should always be woven into drama and I think that’s what all the best dramas have done, from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad to The West Wing.”
Guilt will be premiere on BBC Two on Wednesday 30th October at 9pm.