BBC One has commissioned a new “fast-paced and adrenalin-fuelled cop show” set in Brighton for an 8pm weekday slot.
Created and written by Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives), Cuffs will be the first new drama series for this slot in over 8 years.
Describes as “a character-led drama as well as a police procedural”, the eight 60-minute episodes will focus on the relationships between the officers and detectives and the impact that this job has on their personal lives.
Writer Julie Gearey commented: “As a massive fan of cop shows, I’m thrilled to create a new ensemble police series for BBC One. Intimate and realistic, we’ll be right on the shoulders of our cops as we follow them into every corner of lives in which work pressures don’t end at the station door.”
The official synopsis reads: “Packed full of humour and humanity, it’s an authentic and visceral drama portraying the everyday rollercoaster of being a police officer in the UK. Overstretched and under-resourced, the characters have to deal with everything the job throws at them – including the constant threat of physical violence and verbal abuse.”
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