Marlow: Claire Foy to star in BritBox crime thriller
James R | On 05, May 2021
Claire Foy is heading to BritBox to star in new crime thriller Marlow.
The modern-day fable from BAFTA-winner Tony Grisoni and Simon Maxwell centres on two warring families pitted against each other amid the unsettling and indelible landscape of the Thames Estuary.
The feuding families the Marlows and the Wyatts have existed in the Edgelands of the Thames Estuary for centuries – facing off across the water in this land of smugglers, mudlarks, entrepreneurs, opportunists.
Foy (The Crown, Wolf Hall) stars as Evie Wyatt. Estuary to her bones, born and bred, she returns to the Edgelands – the place she lost her father to a firestorm 15 lost years ago. She needs answers. She needs revenge. Evie is drawn back into conflict with the Marlow clan and finds herself in a battle with its ageing patriarch, Tom Marlow. Self-proclaimed King of the Edgelands, Marlow has plans to change its landscape forever – plans which Evie is destined to play her own part in as the twin fates of Evie and Marlow collide.
The eight-part series is created by Grisoni (Southcliffe, Red Riding) and Maxwell (Deep State), who will both serve as Executive Producers along with Claire Foy. Additional cast and crew details will be released in due course.
Foy said: “I’m delighted to be a part of this compelling thriller. Tony and Simon’s scripts are so evocative of place and redolent with atmosphere – and the twists, turns and mysteries at the heart of this drama are utterly gripping. Evie Wyatt is such a captivating, complex and beguiling character, much like the enigmatic ‘Edgelands’ which she calls home, and I can’t wait to get to step into her shoes.”
Will Harrison, Managing Director BritBox UK, commented: “Marlow is a daring and intriguing concept, and exactly the kind of original content we want to offer our subscribers. Working with the calibre of Claire Foy, Tony Grisoni, Simon Maxwell and the Motive team is a privilege and we can’t wait to get started.”
Production will begin this autumn and will debut on BritBox in 2022.