First look images have been released of BBC One’s new conspiracy thriller The Trick.
Jason Watkins (Line of Duty), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), George MacKay (1917), and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) will star in the landmark film about the world-renowned Director of Climate Research, Professor Philip Jones from the University of East Anglia, who found himself in the eye of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism back in 2009.
The Trick will explore climate change denial and the potentially devastating consequences it has on humanity; how a media frenzy undermined public confidence in the science and how the concept of ‘truth’ took a back seat, resulting in a lost decade of inaction.
The film will also chart the unjustified persecution of Professor Phil Jones (Jason Watkins), the fierce support of his wife Ruth (Victoria Hamilton) and the fight to exonerate himself and his science.
Joining the ensemble cast alongside MacKay and Flynne will be Adrian Edmondson (The Pact), Aneirin Hughes (Hinterland), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word), Richard Elfyn (The Pact), Rhashan Stone (Keeping Faith), Justin Salinger (Hanna), Tara Divine (Line of Duty) and David Calder (Time).
The Trick will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer this autumn.