Back in May of this year series 6 of Line of Duty came to a dramatic and just slightly infuriating end, and we've been gasping for drama ever since. Well, the good news is that while we wait patiently (and hopefully) for series 7 the production team behind Line of Duty are currently working on their next BBC drama, Showtrial, and from the engaging plot to the exciting cast, we're already completely sold. Here's everything we know about BBC's Showtrial.
What's Showtrial going to be about?
The BBC's official synopsis reads:
"Every now and then a trial starts which grips the nation, placing victim and accused - as well as their families - at the heart of a media storm. Showtrial focuses on one such case, when Talitha Campbell, the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, is arrested following the disappearance of fellow student, Hannah Ellis, the hard-working daughter of a single mother.
"From Talitha’s arrest to the jury’s final verdict, Showtrial switches between both sides of the legal battle, as defence and prosecution fight for their version of what really happened to Hannah, and the truth about Talitha: Falsely accused? Or callous murderer? Showtrial is a timely look at how wealth, politics and prejudice conspire to distort the quest for justice."
Who has been cast in Showtrial?
Doctor Who star Tracy Ifeachor will play solicitor Cleo Roberts, alongside Bridgerton star Celine Buckens as Talitha Campbell.
Also joining the cast is True Detective's James Frain, Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones), Lolita Chakrabarti (Vigil), Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue) and Sharon D Clarke (Dr Who).
Do we have a trailer for Showtrial?
Not just yet. The project has just started filming so it might be a little while. For now, we'll have to contend with the minimal imagery we've got, which gives very little away. *Sigh*.
When is Showtrial going to be released?
The six-part series is due to land on BBC later this year. Hopefully there'll be just as many waistcoats as in Line of Duty.
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