Filming has begun for the brand new BBC One legal drama, Showtrial, from the producers of Line of Duty.
Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico), James Frain (Star Trek: Discovery) and Sharon D Clarke (Rocks) have been cast, as well as Celine Buckens (Bridgerton), Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones), Lolita Chakrabarti (Vigil) and RTS Award-winner Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue).
Over five parts, Showtrial follows the trial of Tabitha Campbell, the estranged daughter of a rich property developer who is accused of conspiring to murder fellow university student Hannah Ellis.
Tabitha turns to Cleo Roberts, the duty solicitor on the night of her arrest, to lead her defence against a prosecution weaponising her gender and privilege.
On the cast, creator and writer, Ben Richards (The Tunnel), commented: “I am delighted with the cast that has been assembled for Showtrial. It is a brilliant ensemble of talented actors that feels modern, energetic, and perfectly suited for the complex characters and storylines.”
Both timely and darkly comic, Showtrial shows how prejudice, politics and the media can all damage the legal process.
Director Zara Hayes (Poms), added: “These scripts are thoroughly gripping and yet say something truly resonant about the justice system. I couldn’t be more honoured to bring them to life along with such a wonderful cast and the dream team in British TV drama.”