Carey Mulligan has begun filming upcoming David Hare drama for BBC Two.
Collateral is a high-octane thriller set in contempory London.
The four-part drama follows the repercussions of the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man.
Single-minded Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Mulligan – The Great Gatsby, Suffragette) refuses to believe that the event is a random act of violence, and begins the hunt for the hidden meaning of the murder.
Meanwhile politician David Mars (John Simm – Life on Mars, Doctor Who) gets pulled into the drama thanks to his rocky relationship with his erratic and damaged ex, Karen (Billie Piper – Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).
Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango in Halifax) rounds out the cast as Jane Oliver, a compassionate vicar whose affair with the only witness to the murder may yet be her undoing.
Collateral reunites award-winning writer David Hare with Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan for the first time since their successful West End and Broadway show Skylight.
The show is Hare’s first visit to television since 2014’s Salting the Battlefield, part of the Worricker Trilogy. He said, “I have been writing drama for the BBC since 1973, but this is my first original series. I am thrilled that it has such a stunningly gifted cast.”
Piers Wenger, who commissioned the drama for BBC Two, praised the “highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and utterly contemporary state of the nation thriller, written by Britain’s foremost political dramatist.”
Dexter and Jessica Jones director SJ Clarkson will helm the show.
The 4x60’ drama is a co-production between Netflix and The Forge, who also produced RTS award-winning drama National Treasure.