Sheridan Smith begins filming drama No Return, written by RTS award winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst
Sheridan, star of television dramas, Cilla, Mrs Biggs, The C Word and The Moorside will be joined by Louis Ashbourne Serkis best known for his role in the 2019 fantasy adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King. Together they will play mother and son, Kathy and 16 year old Noah.
Also joining the cast is Olivier award winning actor Michael Jibson (Quiz, Isolation Stories) who plays Martin, Kathy’s husband and father to Noah.
The synopsis for No Return is:
Looking forward to an idyllic all-inclusive luxury break in Turkey to enjoy the sun and sea with extended family members, Kathy (Sheridan Smith) and Martin (Michael Jibson), their son Noah (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) and younger daughter Jessica (Lily Sutcliffe) are blissfully unaware of the horrific ordeal about to unfold.
Their holiday is a chance to unwind and for Kathy and Martin to spend some much-needed time together. Until unsuspecting Noah accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to a beach party from a fellow holidaymaker, Rosie (Jodie Campbell), who is staying at the same hotel.
Suddenly Kathy and Martin’s world spectacularly falls apart when they are left desperately fighting for their son’s freedom against extremely challenging circumstances.
An arrest, an expensive and alien legal system, looming media coverage and resistance from fellow holidaymakers to come to their aid leaves the distraught parents fighting for Noah’s freedom when ironically he should be at school sitting his latest exams.
The four-part series is expected in 2022, and you can read more on casting in the press release.