ITV release casting details as ‘conspiracy thriller’ White Dragon enters production.
Filming has commenced in Hong Kong with John Simm taking on the role of the drama’s lead character, Professor Jonah Mulray.
Filming alongside Simm are Anthony Wong, Emilia Fox, Tim McInnerny, Anthony Hayes, Raquel Cassidy, Katie Leung and Dervla Kirwan.
Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan (Dervla Kirwan), is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Overcoming his aviophobia, Jonah journeys to Asia to identify his wife’s body. However, it soon becomes apparent that there was more to her death than at first meets the eye.
“We’re delighted John Simm has agreed to take on the role of Jonah Mulray whose life is devastated when his wife Megan is killed in a car accident. White Dragon is a taut and tantalising thriller with a compelling narrative which keeps you gripped from the outset.” – Head of ITV Drama, Polly Hill
Created and written by newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, the eight-part drama is being made by Two Brothers Pictures.