Shooting has now started in Bristol on Paramount+ UK & Ireland drama series The Crow Girl (6 x 60”), with Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly and Dougray Scott cast in the lead roles.

From Buccaneer (Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Marcella) and adapted from the trilogy of novels by Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl is billed as a “multi-faceted contemporary psychological thriller.”

The Crow Girl begins with the gruesome discovery of a teenage boy’s body discarded in plain sight. Determined to find who is responsible, DCI Jeanette Kilburn (Eve Myles: Hijack, We Hunt Together, Keeping Faith) joins forces with psychotherapist Sophia Craven (Katherine Kelly: Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Liar, Inside No.9) to hunt the killer despite opposition from her superiors including confidant DI Lou Stanley (Dougray Scott: Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Vigil).

The investigation takes them into a dangerous world of historic abuse and murder. Together they uncover a chain of shocking events that have gone overlooked for decades, as well as evidence of police corruption. As the body count rises and the two women are dragged into the depths of the murders, an intimacy starts to form between them, and so begins a complex, twisted love story. All the while, the killer is inching ever closer to home.

Also joining the cast are Clara Rugaard (I am Mother, Press Play, The Rising) as Victoria Burkeman, Victoria Hamilton (COBRA, The Crown, Life) as Superintendent Verity Pound, Elliot Edusah (Django, 1917, Pirates) is DC Mike Dilliston, Chloe Sweetlove (My Husband’s Double Life, Tutankhamun, Our Fathers) plays Madeleine Burkeman and Lee Boardman (Enola Holmes 2, Andor, Outlander) is David White.

Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart are executive producers for Buccaneer along with Milly Thomas who adapted the series for the screen. Charles Martin and Rebecca Rycroft are both directors of the series with Andy Mosse serving as producer. The Crow Girl is produced in association with and distributed by ITV Studios.

The Crow Girl was commissioned by Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK, and Paul Testar for Paramount+. On the new series order, Cardwell said “We are thrilled to be working with Buccaneer again on the adaption of this gripping novel. Eve, Katherine and Dougray are the perfect leads for this series, and I can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life”.

Tony Wood, Executive Producer and CEO of Buccaneer, said: “We are delighted to bring the best-selling work of Erik Axl Sund to life on screen with THE CROW GIRL for Paramount+. The first few weeks of filming in Bristol have been great, with the excellent cast and crew.”

Screenwriter Milly Thomas said: “I’ve been aching to dive into this story ever since I got my paws on the strange, twisty beast of a novel and to be making this show alongside the fierce talents of Paramount+ and Buccaneer is a real joy. Seeing Eve, Katherine, Dougray and the rest of our incredible cast at work is so exhilarating and I can’t wait to finally share it with audiences.”

Dougray Scott/ © David Reiss

Jon Creamer

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