Sky has released a first look trailer for Sky Original drama Wolfe, a new forensic crime series written and created by Paul Abbott.

Starring Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) in the title role, the six-part story of the week series follows Forensic Scientist Professor Wolfe Kinteh, a forensic powerhouse and North England’s finest crime scene expert. Wolfe’s brilliance comes with an appetite for bending any rule he encounters, but all for the very best reasons.

Ceesay is joined by an ensemble cast including Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Adam Long (The Bay), Naomi Yang (Chimerica), Talitha Wing (Alex Rider), Shaniqua Okwok (Small Axe) and Christine Tremarco (Little Boy Blue).

“Each week Wolfe and his team are sent to new, compelling locations to piece together the parts of an outlandish and unconventional investigation. His team will face exploding vehicles, buildings and even bodies, doing anything to unearth the mysterious truth behind these crimes. One thing is for sure though, they won’t be doing it in a way anybody expected as Wolfe attacks life with a bipolar approach and deploys his scientific brain to each new case, but what works so well on a crime scene, at home, not so much.”

Wolfe is produced by AbbottVision in association with Sky Studios.

Babou Ceesay says “I can’t wait for the viewers to meet Wolfe. Paul Abbott has poured his unique take on humanity into this complicated, fascinating character. I loved every minute of bringing him to life and working with the incredible cast and crew. It’s been an extraordinary experience creating the show and viewers are in for a fun and enigmatic journey.”

Wolfe was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Manpreet Dosanjh commissioning editor for Sky Studios. The series is directed by Adrian Shergold (Mad Dogs) and Sean Spencer (Panic) and executive producers for the show are Paul Abbott, Martin Carr (No Offence) and Paul Coe. The show is produced by Emma Burge (Shameless) and script produced by Henry R Swindell (Torvill & Dean, No Offence).

NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

All episodes of Wolfe will be available on Sky Max and streaming service NOW from Friday 10th September 2021.

Jon Creamer

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