The Day of the Jackal

Sky and Peacock partner for thrilling new original drama based on The Day of the Jackal

Originally a novel by Frederick Forsyth, the TV series will be inspired by the novel and 1973 film adaptation.

The original drama will stay true to the novel and film, but further explore the tricky anti-hero at the heart of the story. 

The drama follows a professional assassin who is given a contract by a French dissident paramilitary organisation to kill the French president. 

A high stakes cat and mouse game will see the characters travel around the world in a geo-political landscape that represents our turbulent times.