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The Rising — new supernatural drama to be produced by Sky Studios

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Sky today announced a new eight-part supernatural crime thriller The Rising which is due to begin filming in the Lake District next month. The Sky Original drama is adapted from the Belgian crime thriller Hotel Beau Séjour

The Rising is the story of Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard), who discovers she is dead. She’s scared and confused by this new existence; but, when she realises she has been murdered, she’s furious. She’s determined to find her killer and get justice, believing that it was someone she knew. Impulsive and restless, Neve regrets never leaving her isolated community. And, as she comes to terms with her abilities, she begins to destabilise the lives of those she left behind. Particularly her estranged father, Tom (Daniel Ings) and her beloved mother Maria (Emily Taaffe).

Hotel Beau Séjour has a high (98%) audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though nothing from critics. It was a Dutch series on Netflix (not available there in the UK at the time of writing) and season 1 is currently on All 4.

As to Sky’s adaptation, the series is set to star a fresh line up of young emerging talent including Clara Rugaard (I Am Mother) as protagonist Neve, Nenda Neururer (A Brief History of Struggle) as the irreverent Alex Wyatt who has recently returned to the area after three years away and Solly McLeod (Boxing Day) as Joseph Wyatt, Alex’s cousin and Neve’s longstanding boyfriend. Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Emily Taaffe (Rare Beasts), Alex Lanipekun (Spooks) and Robyn Cara (Ackley Bridge) are also set to star. The picture above shows Rugaard, Neururer and McLeod.

You can read more about this new series in the Sky announcement.