New crime drama Hope Street is a co-production with BritBox North America and has been commissioned for BBC One afternoons and BBC Northern Ireland, and will be made with support from Northern Ireland Screen
The series is set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Ireland coast and will focus on Port Devine’s police department – and the mysterious arrival of English Detective Constable Alimah Kahn, the first Muslim police officer in the town’s history. The character-led series combines a long-running serial narrative with self-contained crime stories in each episode. The cast features established and distinguished character actors including Brid Brennan (Brooklyn) as Concepta, Des McAleer (The Crown) as Barry, Ciaran McMenamin (Primeval) as Finn and Amara Karan (The Night of) as Alimah.
Hope Street is created by Susanne Farrell (Dirty God) and Paul Marquess (London Kills), written by Farrell, Jess Lea (Eastenders), Christine Murphy (Emmerdale), Stuart Drennan (Hollyoaks), and Shazia Rashid (Eastenders) and exec produced by Donna Wiffen (The Bill) and Marquess for Long Story TV. Filming will begin later this month, series one will air on BBC Daytime and BBC One Northern Ireland in 2022, and will exclusively premiere on BritBox in North America.
You can read more details in the BBC’s announcement.