Further casting has been confirmed for Chris Lang’s new drama, I, Jack Wright (6×60’) for UKTV’s specialist crime drama channel, Alibi. Filming is now underway on the six-part series.

Trevor Eve (A Discovery of Witches, Waking the Dead) will star as Jack Wright, alongside Daniel Rigby (The Witchfinder, Landscapers) as John Wright and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis (Becoming Elizabeth, The Serpent) as Emily Wright.

Other cast set to star include Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education) as Laura Johnstone, Harry Lloyd (The Lost King, Game of Thrones) as DCI Hector Morgan, Zoë Tapper (Grace, Liar) as Georgia Wright, Liz Kingsman (Hijack) as DC Katie Jones, James Fleet (Bridgerton, Tom Jones) as Bobby, Sabrina Bartlett (The Larkins) as Bella and Percelle Ascott (Domino Day) as Reuben.

Jack Wright (Eve) is a powerful and successful businessman, who leaves his family in disarray when they learn of his suicide. When the provisions of Jack’s final will and testament are made known, his third wife, Sally (Amuka-Bird), and two sons, Gray (Simm) and John (Rigby), are shocked to discover they have been largely cut out of Jack’s enormous fortune. As DCI Morgan (Lloyd) and DC Jones (Kingsman) delve further into the case, they realise Jack’s cause of death was in fact murder. Their sights turn to the Wright family, where the mother of all feuds is beginning. As each family member becomes more reckless and desperate in their bid to own a piece of Jack’s legacy, dark secrets and resentments are revealed with explosive consequences.

The UKTV Original series has been commissioned by Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. The pre-investment deal was brokered by Tarmo Kivikallio, head of acquisitions and commissioning for YLE. The series has been ordered for Alibi by Emma Ayech, channel director. Executive producers are Polly Williams, Arielle Gottlieb, Chris Lang and Tom Vaughan. Helen Perry will be executive producer for UKTV. The series will be directed by Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster, The Flight Attendant) and produced by Nickie Sault (The Outlaws, The Virtues).


Jon Creamer

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