Netflix UK Unveils Exciting Scripted Slate: Steven Knight and Stephen Graham at the Helm

Netflix UK is set to dazzle audiences with an array of captivating scripted series, including a historical drama penned by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and a real-time crime drama collaboration featuring Stephen Graham and Jack Thorne.

Knight’s latest venture, tentatively titled House of Guinness, delves into the captivating saga of the Guinness Family during the 19th century, promising the allure of Peaky Blinders intertwined with the grandeur of a compelling family epic.

Anne Mensah, Netflix UK’s content boss, hails Knight’s creation as a potent blend of power and grandeur, sure to enthrall audiences with its rich narrative tapestry.

Meanwhile, the acclaimed trio of Graham, Thorne, and Philip Barantini presents Adolescence, a riveting crime drama narrated in a single real-time shot, akin to the intensity of Boiling Point. With plot details kept under wraps, anticipation runs high for this ambitious project that promises to push the boundaries of storytelling.

In another exciting development, Jamie Dornan takes the lead in The Undertow, a gripping crime noir series exploring the complex dynamics between identical twins and the repercussions of their intertwined lives. Based on Nordisk Film Production AS’s Twin, the adaptation promises a compelling narrative journey against the backdrop of Scotland’s Isle of Mull.

These announcements were made at a star-studded London event, featuring discussions with Benedict Cumberbatch and Billie Piper, offering insights into upcoming Netflix UK content.

Additionally, Netflix confirmed the greenlight for Matt Charman’s The Choice, a high-stakes political thriller starring Suranne Jones and Julie Delpy, alongside a stellar ensemble cast.

True crime enthusiasts can also look forward to The Witness, delving into the tragic death of Rachel Nickell, from the perspective of her son, Alex Hanscombe.

With a diverse array of projects in the pipeline, including Marian Keyes’ Grown Ups adaptation and Harlan Coben’s Missing You, Netflix UK continues to captivate audiences with its innovative storytelling and compelling narratives, promising an exciting lineup for the year ahead.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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