‘The Killing’ director brings ‘Murder’ drama to BBC Two

BBC Two has announced details for Murder, the UK debut of Birger Larsen, director of the original Danish series of The Killing.

Co-created by Robert Jones and Kath Mattock (Buried, Cops), Murder follows the intense and volatile relationship between sisters Coleen (Hit & Miss star Karla Crome) and Erin (Lara Rossi).

Joe Dempsie (The Fades, Skins) plays Stefan, who is passing through town. Hours later one of the trio is dead. All we have to go on is what the two survivors tell us. Who did it? And why?

Speaking exclusively to CultBox earlier this month, Karla Crome described Larsen as “fantastic to work with” and hinted that Murder has “a very different format and some dark themes”.

Larsen commented: “I can say without exaggeration that it was the best script I have seen since The Killing. I was attracted to the fact that it’s written in such a way that the actors talk direct to camera. It feels original and intimate. You’re drawn into their world – you see it through their eyes.”

Executive producer Matthew Read added: “[Writer] Robert Jones has found a really fresh and innovative way of telling crime stories and in doing so has created a unique format. It is a testament to the strength of his script that such a strong team has been brought together both in front of and behind the camera.”

The cast also includes Stephen Dillane (Game Of Thrones) as Defence QC Arlo Raglin; Robert Pugh (Justice) as D.I Sheehy; Lauren Socha (Misfits) as Deena; Kate Donnelly (Buried) as the pathologist; and newcomer Darren Campbell as Coleen’s boyfriend, Heskett Jupp.

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