Passenger - Wunmi Mosaku as DC Riya Ajunwa

Passenger – itv drop the trailer for its new dark comedy thriller

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The series comes from writer Andrew Buchan, best known for his acting roles in Broadchurch and The Crown

ITV have released the official trailer for their upcoming thriller Passenger. It’s a darkly comic affair starring Wunmi Mosaku (Loki, Lovecraft Country) and David Threlfall (Troy: Fall of a City).

The six-part series promises to explore “a close-knit community who are unwilling to face their fears of change, of outsiders and of the unknown.”

Passenger - Katie Wells (played by Rowan Robinson)
Katie Wells (Rowan Robinson) (c) ITV / Northern Sister

Here’s the synopsis for Passenger:

Riya (Loki star Wunmi Mosaku) arrived in the quiet town of Chadder Vale five years ago and has since been searching for something, anything that will make her feel alive again. Then one night local girl Katie Wells (Rowan Robinson) mysteriously disappears. The town barely has time to register her absence before she reappears the next day, apparently safe and sound. The townsfolk ask few questions and normal life resumes.

But for Riya, a relative outsider to the Chadder Vale way of life, none of this sits right. As a series of strange happenings and increasingly shocking crimes start unfolding within the town, the resident’s resort to short-sighted theories and blame outside influences such as the fracking site and its manager Jim Bracknell (David Threlfall). As things become stranger, Riya fights hard to convince the villagers that all is not as it seems. But what are they so afraid of?

Passenger - Jim Bracknell (played by David Threlfall)
Jim Bracknell (played by David Threlfall) (c) ITV / Northern Sister

The show’s large ensemble cast also includes Daniel Ryan (The Bay) as Derek Jackson, Barry Sloane (Six) as Eddie Wells, Natalie Gavin (Gentleman Jack) as Joanne Wells, Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary) as Kane Jackson and Hubert Hanowicz (This Is Going To Hurt) as Jakub Makowski.

Also, Jack James Ryan (Coronation Street) as John Trowbridge, Matilda Freeman (Alma’s Not Normal) as Lilly Wells, Shervin Alenabi (Baghdad In My Shadow) as Mehmet Shah, Ella Bruccoleri (Call The Midwife) as Ali Day, Arian Nik (The Bay) as Nish Chowdry, Jo Hartley (After Life), Sean Gilder (The Gold) and Debbie Rush (Coronation Street).

With Andrew Buchan penning the whole series, the directors are Lee Haven-Jones and Nicole Charles.

The series is produced by Northern Sister for ITV. The show is also a co-production with BritBox International.

Passenger comes to itv1 and itvx in March 2024.