It's a Sin's Lydia West cast in new BBC thriller with David Tennant

Naomi Gordon
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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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It's a Sin star Lydia West will star in BBC thriller Inside Man alongside David Tennant.

The actress will lead the four-part series from BAFTA and Emmy award-winning writer Steven Moffat with Tennant (Des; Staged; Doctor Who) and Dolly Wells (The Pursuit of Love; Dracula; Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

Hollywood star Tucci (Feud; The King’s Man; Spotlight) will play the title role of the Inside Man, and the mini series will be directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock; Dracula; Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), and produced by Hartswood Films for BBC One and Netflix.

Photo credit: Chris J Ratcliffe - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris J Ratcliffe - Getty Images

BBC's synopsis reads: "The captivating four-part drama will follow a prisoner on death row in the US, a Vicar in a quiet English town, and a maths teacher trapped in a cellar, as they cross paths in the most unexpected way..."

Husband and wife team Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, executive producer for Hartswood Films, said: "We're a bit stunned, and very excited, at the acting talent we're managing to assemble for this show. Can’t wait to crawl out of our lockdown bunker and get to work."

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, commented: "BBC One viewers will already know the television magic created when Steven Moffat writes for David, Dolly and Lydia. With the fantastic Stanley Tucci alongside them as our Inside Man, everything is in place for a series that will have the nation gripped."

Netflix's head of UK Original Series Chris Sussman added that it was challenging to say too much about Inside Man without giving away spoilers, before describing the scripts as "fiendishly clever", and revealing that currently, only creator Steven Moffat knows how the series will conclude.

Inside Man is expected to launch on BBC One and Netflix next year. It's a Sin is available to stream on All 4.

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