‘In the Dark’ first look: MyAnna Buring in ‘Ordinary Lies’ writer’s new thriller

The first promotional photo has been released of Ripper Street star MyAnna Buring in BBC One’s In the Dark.

Adapted from bestselling novelist Mark Billingham’s books by Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver, Ordinary Lies), the new four-part series features Buring as Helen Weeks, a feisty yet fragile detective.

In the Dark began filming in Manchester in April.

The cast also includes Ben Batt, David Leon, Ashley Walters, Matt King, Clive Wood, Emma Fryer, Jamie Sives, Pearce Quigley, Georgia Moffett, Sinead Matthews and Jessica Gunning.

The Go-Between Ted Burgess (BEN BATT)

Writer Danny Brocklehurst commented earlier this year: “It’s always great for a writer when you have a superb cast to bring your words to life. I’m thrilled to be working with the super-talented MyAnna Buring, an actress I have admired for many years, and the brilliant Ben Batt. I know that they will inhabit Helen and Paul, and deliver the performances these complex characters deserve.”

The show’s official synopsis reads: “With visceral emotional dilemmas at the centre of the two crime stories, the series is anchored by Helen Weeks and her journey towards motherhood. Can she overcome childhood secrets and unexpected tragedy that befalls her to make the world a better place for her unborn child? Even if you love someone, do you ever really know them completely?”

Are you looking forward to In the Dark? Let us know below…

  • MargaretL

    Oh dear, another half thought out wretched police procedural – yawn. Very second rate cast as well. Give it a rest and make something more interesting. Apart from Happy Valley, River and Line of Duty, pretty well everything in this genre put out by British TV in the last few years has been boll*cks. The less said about the recentbwave of dismal ITV fare the better and we still have the tedious Boredchurch to limp through its unwanted third part. Leave it to the Nordics, French or Italians. They do a much better job.

    • Oliver Martin

      The Level is actually really good and of course The Fall is brilliant, but the only other one on the horizon which looks the part is the second series of The Missing. I found the first series to be on par with Happy Valley and Line of Duty. Too many of these shows with a stupid gimmick about an emotionally damaged or maverick detective become boring because of all the ridiculous plot twists and unrealistic actions of the detectives. Paranoid is just stupid and I barely made it to the third ad break despite a pretty good cast and from the photos in the Daily Mail, the last series of Broadchurch looks to be a complete rehash of the first series which was massively overrated but at least mostly watchable for Olivia Coleman. The second series was complete pants and couldn’t finish it.