Sean Bean and Adrian Lester lead Sky’s Curfew
VOD News | On 29, Jan 2018
Sean Bean and Adrian Lester are set to star in Curfew, Sky’s latest original series.
The street race drama, from Tiger Aspect Productions in association with Moonage Pictures, follows the story of ordinary people competing in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time race. Desperate for their own reasons, the challengers risk everything as they speed through the night from London to northernmost Scotland in their pimped-out, weaponised vehicles to win the ultimate prize – freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.
Joining Sean Bean and Adrian Lester are an ensemble cast that includes Phoebe Fox (Blue Iguana, Intrigo: Samaria), Malachi Kirby (Black Mirror, Roots), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Spooks), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Troy: Fall of a City, Peaky Blinders), Rose Williams (Reign, A Quiet Passion), Elijah Rowen (Vikings) and Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Borderline).
Curfew is written and executive produced by Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods). The series is executive produced for Tiger Aspect Productions by Will Gould and Frith Tiplady in association with their new independent production company, Moonage Pictures, and directed by Colm McCarthy (The Girl With All The Gifts, Peaky Blinders). Curfew is commissioned for Sky by Anne Mensah, director of Sky One Adam MacDonald and director of programming for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland Zai Bennett. Sky Vision will handle distribution rights.
Sky’s head of drama Anne Mensah says: “When Sky does dramas about car races, we do them like no other broadcaster. Funny, emotionally truthful, visceral and above all fast – Curfew is the perfect Sky One show. Matthew Read has created fantastically memorable, sometimes shocking, always fascinating characters. You’ll want every single one of them to win the race of their lives.”
Matthew Read, executive producer and writer, adds: “Sky have been incredibly supportive throughout the development of such a bold and ambitious show and I couldn’t be more pleased by the creative team that has been assembled to deliver a story that we have filled with as much excitement, emotion and dynamism as possible.”
Curfew will air on Sky One and NOW TV in 2019.