Then You Run

Then You Run — filming begins for new Sky Original drama

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Sky have released the first look image for Then You Run (formerly announced as You)

Based on Zoran Drvenkar’s thriller novel, You, the new drama stars Leah McNamara (Normal People), Vivian Oparah (Class, I May Destroy You), Isidora Fairhurst (Watch What I Do) and Yasmin Monet Prince (Nocturnal), alongside Richard Coyle, Cillian O’Sullivan, Francis Magee, Darren Cahill and Christian Rubeck.

The eight-part drama, produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company), in association with Sky Studios and German label MadeFor, sees McNamara, Oparah, Prince and Fairhurst take on the roles of four friends whose dreams of the perfect summer holiday spiral into a dark and perilous adventure after they inadvertently cross paths with some of the most dangerous people in Europe.

The press release has a longer version of the plot as well:

Adapted by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, The Capture), Then You Run follows a close-knit group of rebellious London teenagers on a getaway in Rotterdam — but after the estranged father of Tara (McNamara) is discovered dead, they find themselves on the run across Europe with three kilos of heroin and a host of deadly criminals snapping at their heels.

Leading the hunt against Tara and her childhood friends – reckless Stink (Oparah), sharp Ruth (Monet Prince) and loyal Nessi (Fairhurst) – is Tara’s uncle Reagan (Coyle), a notorious gangster haunted by his past who will stop at nothing to track down his missing cache of drugs. But Reagan isn’t the only person they should fear – because all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ draws closer, on a collision course with them all…

You can read more in the press release; the series will launch on Sky and streaming service NOW in 2022.