The BBC has released the trailer for The Way, the new drama written by James Graham, directed by Michael Sheen, and created by Sheen, Graham and Adam Curtis, developed and executive produced by Bethan Jones. The three-part series will be available in full on BBC iPlayer from Monday 19 February, and airs weekly on BBC One from 9pm that night.

The Way imagines a family caught up in a civil uprising which begins in their small industrial town. Fleeing unrest, the Driscolls are forced to escape the country they’ve always called home and the certainties of their old lives. Will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future? With wit and powerful emotion, The Way taps into the chaos of today’s world through the fictional story of an ordinary family caught up in an extraordinary chain of events.

The Way (3×60’) is made by Red Seam for the BBC in association with Little Door Productions. It is written by James Graham, directed by Michael Sheen in his directorial debut for television, and is produced by Derek Ritchie. Adam Curtis, James Graham and Michael Sheen join Bethan Jones as executive producers for Red Seam, with Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC and Nick Andrews for BBC Cymru Wales. International distribution is by ITV Studios and additional funding support has been provided by the Welsh Government via Creative Wales. The Way is a co-commission with BBC Cymru Wales.


Jon Creamer

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