The BBC has announced that Matthew Gurney, Lara Peake, Anne-Marie Duff, Eddie Marsan and Rose Ayling- Ellis will star in upcoming thriller Reunion, made by Warp Films for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The four-part series has started filming in and around Sheffield this week.

Written by Sheffield-born deaf writer William Mager, Reunion (4×60) is an emotional thriller of revenge and redemption following the journey of Daniel Brennan, a deaf man determined to right his wrongs, while unravelling the truth behind the events that led him to prison.

The majority of cast and many members of the crew are deaf or use British Sign Language (BSL).

Mark Herbert for Warp Films says: “Reunion stands as a testament to our commitment at Warp Films for genuine representation and thrilling inclusive storytelling that resonates with all audiences whilst amplifying the voices and talents of an often-overlooked community both on and off screen”.

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, says: “It’s no surprise that William Mager’s layered, intelligent and utterly compelling scripts have attracted a cast and crew of such exceptional calibre to bring this story to the BBC. A thriller like no other, this is a reunion you won’t want to miss”.

Caroline Cooper Charles, Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire said: “This fantastic cast underlines how extraordinarily excited we are about Reunion. Screen Yorkshire is so proud to support a show from homegrown talent that places inclusivity and representation at the heart of its storytelling and creative ambition” .

Reunion (4×60) is created and written by William Mager. The series is directed by Luke Snellin (One Day, Wanderlust), with Helen Ostler (The Last Kingdom, Crime) as producer, and Siobhan Morgan (Waterloo Road, Hollyoaks) as associate producer. Mark Herbert (Four Lions, The Virtues, This is England) and Gwen Gorst (Unforgotten, A Discovery of Witches) are executive producers for Warp Films, alongside series writer William Mager, with Rebecca Ferguson and Jo McClellan for the BBC. BBC Studios will distribute the series  internationally.

Reunion is now filming in Yorkshire and is produced by Sheffield-based Warp Films and supported by Screen Yorkshire for BBC One and iPlayer.


Jon Creamer

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