Trailer: Wolfe heads to Sky this September
James R | On 09, Aug 2021
Meet Professor Wolfe, half genius, half liability.
Played by Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy), the forensic scientist is leading Sky’s new entry into the crime drama arena. The darkly funny series is written and created by Paul Abbott (Shameless, No Offence) and aims to provide a “feel-good series about dead folks, that is not afraid to get up close and personal with blood and gore”.
The six-part show follows Professor Wolfe Kinteh, a forensic powerhouse and North England’s finest crime scene expert. Wolfe’s brilliance comes with an appetite for bending any rule he encounters, but all for the very best reasons. Each week Wolfe and his team are sent to new, compelling locations to piece together the parts of an outlandish and unconventional investigation. His team will face exploding vehicles, buildings and even bodies, doing anything to unearth the mysterious truth behind these crimes.
It is directed by Adrian Shergold (Mad Dogs) and Sean Spencer (Panic) and executive producers for the show are Paul Abbott, Martin Carr (No Offence) and Paul Coe. The show is produced by Emma Burge (Shameless) and script produced by Henry R Swindell (Torvill & Dean, No Offence).
Ceesay says: “I can’t wait for the viewers to meet Wolfe. Paul Abbott has poured his unique take on humanity into this complicated, fascinating character. I loved every minute of bringing him to life and working with the incredible cast and crew. It’s been an extraordinary experience creating the show and viewers are in for a fun and enigmatic journey.”
He is joined by an ensemble cast including Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Adam Long (The Bay), Naomi Yang (Chimerica), Talitha Wing (Alex Rider), Shaniqua Okwok (Small Axe) and Christine Tremarco (Little Boy Blue).
You can see them in action on 10th September, when the show premieres on Sky Max (Sky’s new channel, replacing Sky One), with all episodes also available at once on-demand.
Here’s the trailer: