‘Broken’ first look: Sean Bean stars in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC One drama

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The first promotional image has been released for The Street writer Jimmy McGovern’s new primetime drama for BBC One.

Broken began filming last year and is described as a “State of the Nation piece.”

Sean Bean leads the cast of the six-part series as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish.

The Game of Thrones star will be joined by Anna Friel (Marcella), Paula Malcolmson (Ray Donovan), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge) and Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty).

The official synopsis for Broken reads: “Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life in contemporary Britain.”

Sean Bean commented last year: “I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again. His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today.”

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