The cast of The Red King

The Red King – Alibi commission a mystery-thriller from Toby Whithouse

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The six-part series is a “genre bending mystery, combining drama, suspense and horror.”

UKTV Alibi have announced a major new commission from Toby Whithouse (Being Human, The Game) entitled The Red King.

Filming has begun on the show which comes from Quay Street Productions. Anjli Mohindra (Vigil) leads the show as detective Grace Narayan. She’s joined by Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton) as Lady Heather Nancarrow and Marc Warren (Van Der Valk) as Dr Ian Prideaux.

The cast of The Red King

The wider ensemble includes Jill Halfpenny as Ann Fletcher, Mark Lewis Jones (Keeping Faith) as Gruffudd Prosser, Oliver Ryan (Pennyworth) as Mihangel Pugh, Sam Swainsbury (Mum) as Father Douglas Carrisford, Lu Corfield (Showtrial) as Lowri Bain, James Bamford (Luther: The Fallen Sun) as Owen Parry and Maeve Courtier-Lilley (The Outpost) as Winter Bain.

Here’s the premise for The Red King

The Red King is a character-driven mystery-thriller, that combines the powerful story of a knotty police investigation with chilling, atmospheric folk-horror through the island’s eerie past devotion to a pagan God called the Red King and the cult of the True Way.

Smart, capable and by the book Grace Narayan was flying high as an inner-city police sergeant before being forced into a ‘punishment posting’ on the small, antiquated island of St. Jory. Confronted by the forgotten and unsolved case of missing teenage boy Cai, Grace quickly discovers that she must overcome scarce evidence, extraordinary local characters, and the island’s strange cult history to uncover the truth.

Series creator Toby Whithouse says:

Working with Quay Street and UKTV has been a genuine joy. This has been a passion project for all of us. A genre bending mystery, combining drama, suspense and horror, starring some of the best actors in television. We’re so excited to share these characters and their stories with you.

The show’s executive producers are Nicola Shindler and Davina Earl (Quay Street Productions), Philippa Collie Cousins (UKTV) and Toby Whithouse. The series’ director is Daniel O’Hara (Stay Close), who also executive produces. The producer is Guy Hescott (Without Sin).

We’ll keep you posted on The Red King. which will air in 2024.