Principal photography has started on Character 7’s upcoming UK original heist series Culprits, for Disney +.

The eight-parter is executive produced by  Night Manager producer Stephen Garrett and created by film-maker J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed). The narrative follows what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways, but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one.

Culprits was originally announced last year as one of the first UK original series on Disney+ commissioned under the Star brand. The main cast can also now be confirmed.

Joining the previously announced Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Generation, Candyman) who will play the lead role of Joe are Gemma Arterton (The King’s Man, Summerland) who plays Dianne, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Cruella) who plays Officer, Niamh Algar (Deceit, Raised by Wolves) who plays Psycho, Kamel El Basha (The Insult) who plays Youssef, newcomer Tara Abboud who plays Azar, Kevin Vidal (Strays, Working Moms) who plays Jules, Ned Dennehy (The Peripheral, Good Omens) who plays Devil and Eddie Izzard (Victoria and Abdul, Six Minutes to Midnight) who plays Vincent.

Directors for the series are J Blakeson and Claire Oakley (Make Up) who will be directing five and three episodes, respectively.

Culprits is  produced by Morenike Williams (Killing Eve). Johanna Devereaux is executive producer for Disney+.

Disney+ will be creating 60 local productions by 2024 as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions in Europe.

Pippa Considine

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