BBC has released a first look at Sharon Horgan and Michael Sheen in Best Interests, a drama about a family driven apart as they are forced to make a choice no parent should ever have to make.
Written by the multi-RTS-Award winning writer Jack Thorne (Help), the four-part series sees Horgan and Sheen star as the married couple Nicci and Andrew. The pair have two daughters: Katie, played by Alison Oliver (Conversations With Friends), and Marnie, played by Niamh Moriarty (Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol).
Marnie has a life-threatening condition, and doctors believe it is in her best interest to be allowed to die. Her loving family disagrees and are prepared to undertake a fight that will take them through every stage of the legal process, as they struggle to come to terms with this decision. Who will decide, and in whose best interests will it be?
Also joining the cast alongside Horgan and Sheen will be Noma Dumezweni (The Undoing) as Samantha, Chizzy Akudolu (Holby City) as Mercy, Des McAleer (Hope Street) as Eddie, Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials) as Greg, Gary Beadle (Grantchester) as Frank, Jack Morris (Strike) as Tom, Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard) as Judge Spottiswood, Shane Zaza (Happy Valley) as Fred, Lucian Msamati (Gangs of London) as Derek and Lisa McGrillis (Mum) as Brenda.
Produced by Chapter One Pictures in association with Endeavor Content, the seres will be directed by Michael Keillor (Roadkill) and produced by Jenny Frayn (Help).
Best Interests will air in 2023 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.