‘Bad Sisters’ Star Anne-Marie Duff Joins Matthew Gurney in BBC Thriller ‘Reunion’

“Bad Sisters” star Anne-Marie Duff will co-star alongside Matthew Gurney in upcoming BBC drama “Reunion

Published Time: 16.05.2024 - 02:31:29 Modified Time: 16.05.2024 - 02:31:29

“Bad Sisters” star Anne-Marie Duff will co-star alongside Matthew Gurney in upcoming BBC drama “Reunion.”

Written by Sheffield-born deaf writer William Mager, “Reunion” sees Gurney (“Name Me Lawand”) play Daniel Brennan, a deaf man who finds himself in prison following a terrible crime. Duff stars as Christine, a woman who is desperate to fine Brennan and uncover the truth.

Also starring are Lara Peake (“How to Have Sex”) as Brennan’s daughter Carly as well as Eddie Marsan (“Back to Black”), who plays Christine’s protective boyfriend Stephen and Rose Ayling- Ellis (“Summer of Rockets”) appears as Christine’s daughter Miri.

Luke Snellin (“One Day”) directs the four-part series for Warp Films, which has already started shooting in Sheffield.

“Brennan embodies the struggle of a man caught between two worlds, unable to fully integrate into the hearing world and shunned by his closest friends and the wider deaf community following his heinous crime,” reads the logline. “Amidst this isolation, Brennan’s only meaningful relationship is with his estranged daughter Carly, who he has not had any contact with since his arrest over a decade ago.”

The cast is rounded out by Stephen Collins (“Dune: Part One”) as Sean, Ace Mahbaz (“Small World”) as Ray Mokhtar, Sophie Stone (“The Chelsea Detective”) as Naomi Brennan, Olive Gray (“Halo”) as Anna Shenford, Joe Sims (“Broadchurch”) as Joe Summers, Julian Peedle-Calloo (“Louder Than Words”) as Gardner, Cherie Gordon (“Boa -

t Story”) as Tasha, Rinkoo Barpaga (“You Don’t Know Me”) as Vinay, James Joseph Boyle as Matthew, Duffy (“Small World”) as David, Joanne Harrison as Brennan’s mum and David Hirshman (“Signs of an Affair”) as Brennan’s dad.

The majority of “Reunion’s” cast and crew are deaf and/or familiar with British Sign Language, including Gurney.

“William’s scripts are electrifying and it’s a privilege to bring Brennan to life in this gripping tale of revenge, redemption and reconciliation,” says Gurney.

Duff adds: “I am genuinely thrilled to be a part of this very exciting production. It is rare to witness a narrative where the audience is taken on a journey with a very different set of senses. It’s about our need to acknowledge each other’s truths- both inside our own families and beyond. The team is so extraordinary. I feel very honoured to be rubbing shoulders with them”.

Helen Ostler (“The Last Kingdom”) is producing with Siobhan Morgan (“Waterloo Road”) as associate producer. Mark Herbert (“Four Lions”) and Gwen Gorst (“A Discovery of Witches”) exec produce for Warp Films, alongside Mager. Rebecca Ferguson and Jo McClellan exec produce for the BBC. BBC Studios are distributing the series globally.

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