A Town Called Malice – Sky announces new crime thriller

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The explosive “family saga, thriller, and crime drama collision” will air in 2023. 

Sky have announced the start of filming on another of their Sky Original drama series. A Town Called Malice, written by Nick Love (Bulletproof), will follow the story of a crime family in the early 1980s.

Here’s the premise:

Set amongst the beach clubs and palm trees of the Costa del Sol in the early 80s, A Town Called Malice follows the Lords, a crime family of petty thieves from South London, as they decamp from London to Spain to profit from an unexpected windfall – and to escape the attention of the police in a high-profile murder enquiry.

The Cast

Jason Flemying (Primeval, Pennyworth) leads the cast as head of the family Albert Lord. He’s joined by Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) as Gene Lord, Tahirah Sharif (The Haunting of Bly Manor) joins as Cindy Carter, Gean’s girlfriend and Martha Plimpton (Mass, The Good Wife) as Mint Ma

The wider cast includes a few big names too; Dougray Scott, Lex Shrapnel, Daniel Sharman, George Jaques and Eliza Butterworth will all appear as members of the wider Lord family.

Creator and writer Nick Love says:

“What an amazing cast. I am so lucky to finally be working with some of my favourite actors and childhood heroes. I couldn’t be more excited to see how they bring the Lord family to life.”

Nick Love is the lead writer along with Melissa Bubnic, John Jackson, Liz Lake and Matt Evans. The lead director is Jamie Donoughue and the series producer is Andy Noble. Paul Gilbert serves as Executive Producer for Sky Studios with Jane Moore to executive produce for Vertigo Films.

The eight-part series is a co-production between Vertigo Films, Rogue State and Sky Studios. We’re told that the show’s “beating heart is the sound of the 80s” which is perhaps unsurprising given the title.

A Town Called Malice will air on Sky Max and NOW in 2023. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.