Filming has commenced in Newport, Wales on a major six part psychological thriller series, Requiem.
“Kris Mrska’s Requiem is a unique thriller with a strong authorial vision and a wonderful cast confirmed. BBC One continues to bring audiences exciting and bold original drama series.” – Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama
What if you want to find out who you really are – but you don’t like the answer? In 1994 a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. Twenty-three years later, talented young cellist Matilda, played by Lydia Wilson, has her life turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy Matilda begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village – a place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.
A taut psychological thriller with subtle supernatural undertones, Requiem avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty and ambiguity while interrogating our contemporary obsession with personal identity. Matilda is joined on her journey to discover the truth by loyal best friend Hal (Joel Fry) and Nick (James Freecheville), another stranger in town who may not be all that he seems.
The drama, produced by New Pictures, for Netflix and the BBC, has been devised by Kris Mrska and also stars names such as Clare Rushbrook, Tara Fitzgerald, Richard Harrington, Joanna Scanlan and Brendan Coyle. Each of the six editions will be produced in an hour-long format.
“Our growing success in the TV and film production industry is helping to promote Wales globally and highlight the talent and skills base that we have here. Attracting productions of this calibre to Wales is a sector priority and brings direct and indirect benefits to the economy, to local communities and to the film and TV sector.” – Welsh Government Economy Secretary Ken Skates