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‘An emotional thriller of revenge and redemption’ in Reunion for BBC One

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‘An emotional thriller of revenge and redemption’ in Reunion for BBC One

Warp Films and the BBC have announced ‘Reunion’, an emotional thriller of revenge and redemption…

Lindsay Salt, BBC Director of Drama:

“This emotionally resonant series not only challenges conventional storytelling norms but also showcases the power of redemption and the enduring bonds of family. I’m really looking forward to seeing William’s brilliant vision come to life on screen in Reunion and thrilled to be working with him alongside Gwen, Mark and the team at Warp Films.”

The four-part drama series, which will premiere in the UK on BBC One, follows the journey of Brennan, a deaf man determined to right his wrongs while unravelling the truth behind the events that led him to prison.

Brennan embodies the struggle of a man caught between two worlds, unable to fully integrate into the hearing world and shunned by the deaf community. Amidst this isolation, Brennan’s only meaningful relationship is with his estranged daughter Ellen, who he hasn’t seen in over a decade.

Written by William Mager, a deaf writer based in Bristol, originally from Sheffield:

“I wanted to address a difficult topic that’s mostly unique to the deaf community in the vehicle of a mystery thriller that educates audiences about what it’s like to be deaf, without falling into the usual tropes of ‘deep, rich and beautiful sign language’ and ‘living in a silent world’. We have an incredible wealth of deaf acting talent in this country, and I can’t wait to see what they can do.”

Reunion is set and filmed in and around Sheffield and Doncaster. Filming will take place later this spring and the cast will be announced in due course.

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