The Way

The Way – trailer and date for Michael Sheen’s new drama

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Directed by Sheen, the drama comes from writer James Graham. 

The Way has to be one of most anticipated dramas for 2024. It’s Michael Sheen’s directorial debut, and he has created the story with writer James Graham (Sherwood) and Adam Curtis (HyperNormalisation).

Here’s the official synopsis for The Way:

Ambitious, powerful and surprising, The Way imagines a family caught up in a civil uprising which begins in their small industrial town. Fleeing unrest, the Driscolls are forced to escape the country they’ve always called home and the certainties of their old lives. Will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future? With wit and powerful emotion, The Way taps into the chaos of today’s world through the fictional story of an ordinary family caught up in an extraordinary chain of events.

While it’s only a brief 35 seconds, the trailer suggests this is something rather special…

The Way takes place in and around Port Talbot, Michael Sheen’s home town. As well as directing, he also appears alongside Steffan Rhodri, Mali Harries, Sophie Melville, Callum Scott Howells and Luke Evans.

The three-part drama comes from Wales-based company Red Seam, in association with Little Door Productions. The series’ producer is Derek Ritchie (The CaptureDoctor Who.) Sheen, Graham, Curtis and Bethan Jones all executive produce, with Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC.

The show debuts at 9 pm on Monday 19th February on BBC One, with episodes airing weekly. It also drops in full on BBC iPlayer from 6 am on that date too.

For more details, including the show’s full cast, check out our previous coverage.