Here’s the first look at Buccaneer’s Paramount+ horror-thriller series, The Burning Girls.

Samantha Morton stars as Reverend Jack Brooks and Ruby Stokes as Jack’s 15-year-old daughter Flo in the series, coming to Paramount+ in the UK, Canada, Australia, Latin America, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Korea later this year.

Set in Chapel Croft, a village haunted by a dark and turbulent history, The Burning Girls sees Reverend Jack Brooks (Samantha Morton: “The Walking Dead”, “The Serpent Queen”) and her daughter Flo (Ruby Stokes: “Bridgerton”, “Lockwood & Co”) arrive in the hope of a fresh start. They soon find a village rife with conspiracies and secrets where uncovering the truth can be deadly in a community with a bloody past.

Morton’s character Jack is a single parent haunted by a tragedy from her previous church and who bears the onus of her husband’s death, while her 15-year-old daughter Flo is a teenager who marches to the beat of her own drum.

The images were taken at locations in the South of England, where The Burning Girls was filmed late last year.

Samantha Morton said: “I was immediately drawn to this character-led script, brought to life by a wonderfully talented and dedicated cast. On the surface The Burning Girls is about community, but underneath it’s every man for themselves. Untangling this intricate web was an absolute thrill.”

Ruby Stokes added: “It was a pleasure working with such a talented and dedicated cast and crew. A personal highlight; playing opposite Sam whom I greatly admire.”

Alongside Morton and Stokes, the series also features BAFTA EE Rising Star nominee Conrad Khan(Peaky Blinders”) as Lucas Wrigley, a mysterious alternative teen who Flo befriends in the series. Other actors featuring in the series include: Paul Bradley (“Eastenders”), Janie Dee (“Official Secrets”), Jane Lapotaire (“The Crown”), John Macmillan (House of the Dragon”), Rupert Graves (“Sherlock”), Elodie Grace Orkin (“Stranger Things”), Safia Oakley-Green (“The Origin, Sherwood”), Beth Cordingly (“Funland”), David Dawson (Doc Martin”), Jack Roth (“Britannia”) and Mollie Holder (“Sanditon”).

Based on the novel of the same name by C.J Tudor and adapted by Hans Rosenfeldt (“Marcella”, “The Bridge”), The Burning Girls (6 X 60”) is a Paramount+ original series executive produced by Richard Tulk-Hart and Tony Wood alongside Tudor and Rosenfeldt. Series directors include Charles Martin (“Skins”, “Wallander”) and Kieron Hawkes (“Intergalactic”, “Ripper Street”).


Jon Creamer

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