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Annabel Scholey and Colin Morgan star in ‘Dead and Buried’ drama

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Annabel Scholey and Colin Morgan star in ‘Dead and Buried’ drama

Filming has commenced on a four-part psychological thriller, Dead and Buried written by Colin Bateman…


The series, commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland and Virgin Media Television will star Annabel Scholey and Colin Morgan. Additional cast confirmed include Kerri Quinn, Waj Ali, Owen Roe and Niamh Walsh.

Colin Bateman Writer/Executive Producer:

“Very excited that Dead and Buried is coming to television. It has been a fascinating journey from the original short story, to the one-woman stage show, and now expanded into an exciting four-part drama. Although it has changed greatly, the actual conundrum at the heart of the story is universal and timeless – what do you do if you meet someone who has prospered after murdering one of your loved ones? Do you say something? Do you do something? How would you react?”

The series will film in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over the coming months.

Outside the supermarket with her young son, Cathy (Annabel Scholey) encounters Michael (Colin Morgan) – the man convicted of the brutal murder of her brother, 20 years earlier. Ignoring the advice of her best friend, Cathy takes to social media, uncovering the successful career and family life Michael has forged for himself since early release from prison, while she grieved for her brother.

Re-traumatised by her past, Cathy instigates a clandestine relationship with the man she despises, embarking on a campaign of harassment and deceit. As Cathy’s obsession grows, dark fantasies of revenge and reality blur as she sets out on a campaign of psychological warfare to destroy Michael’s life.

Eddie Doyle, Head of Commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland:

“Dead And Buried brings together the talents of writer Colin Bateman – the master of twisted plots and black comedy with a fabulous cast including lots of famous faces from Northern Ireland. We are delighted to have Virgin Media Television and All3 Media on board so audiences throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland and further afield can enjoy it when it hits our screens later this year.”

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