The Red King will be coming to UKTV on its leading crime drama channel Alibi, which revealed the eerie first look photos on X (formerly Twitter).
The six-part series stars Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) as Grace Narayan, a once successful police sergeant who has been forced into a “punishment post” on an obscure and sequestered island. When Narayan begins investigating the unsolved case of a missing teenager, what at first glance appears as a gritty police thriller, drifts into folk horror upon the unearthing of a bygone cult called True Way. Narayan comes to realise the cult, and its dedication to pagan god the ‘Red King’, are not as confined to the island’s past as it first appears.
The series will star Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh as Lady Heather Nancarrow, Marc Warren (Van der Valk) as Dr Ian Prideaux, Jill Halfpenny (Everything I Know About Love) as Ann Fletcher, Mark Lewis Jones (Keeping Faith) as Gruffudd Prosser.
Further cast includes Oliver Ryan (Steeltown Murders) as Mihangel Pugh, Lu Corfield (Showtrial) as Lowri Bain, Sam Swainsbury (Fisherman's Friend) as Father Douglas Carrisford, Maeve Courtier-Lilley (The Outpost) as Winter Bain and James Bamford (Luther: The Fallen Sun) as Owen Parry.
The Red King will head to Alibi in 2024.
FIRST LOOK ALERT
— Alibi Channel (@alibi_channel) November 14, 2023