We have our first look at the upcoming thriller series. the girls on fire, starring Samantha Morton and Ruby Stokes. It is based on CJ Tudor’s novel of the same name, which is about the dark secrets found in a town. The series will come from producer Buccaneer Media, which, while based in London, is focused on attracting talent from around the world. One of the projects they were previously in was the show starring Anna Friel. Marcela.
Here’s a plot summary, courtesy of Deadline:
“Morton will play the Reverend Jack Brooks, a single mother haunted by a tragedy at her previous church and bearing the responsibility for her husband’s death. Stokes is the daughter of Ella Flo, a teenager who marches to the beat of her own drum. They both arrive at Chapel Croft hoping for a new start. However, they soon discover that the town is plagued with conspiracies and secrets.
the girls on fire will be one of the first UK commissions for Paramount+ along with The doll factory. As a strange coincidence, the last series will star Esmé Creed-Miles (hanna), Morton’s daughter, as one of two sisters who paint dolls for a living. In addition, Buccaneer will also be a producer on The doll factory next to the girls on fire.
The cast of the girls on fire
In the world of movies, you might recognize Morton from her portrayal of precog Agatha in Minority Report. She also made a brief appearance in The whale, playing the ex-wife of Brendan Fraser’s character. On television, Morton played Alpha in The Walking Dead and as Catherine de’ Medici in the serpent queen.
Stokes, meanwhile, has appeared in the movies A banquet like isabella, rocks like Agnes and a as Young Una Spencer (the 28-year-old version is played by Rooney Mara). She, too, is no stranger to streaming TV shows. On Netflix, she played Francesca Bridgerton, the sixth girl, in the first two Bridgerton series and in lockwood and companyshe played psychic paranormal investigator Lucy Carlyle.
Other cast members include Conrad Khan (Peaky Blinders) Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Elodie Grace Orkin (Strange things), Janie Dee (Me and Orson Welles)david dawson (The last kingdom), paul bradley (EastEnders), Jane Lapotaire (The crown, Marie Curie), jack roth (Bohemian Rhapsody), Mollie Holder (watermelon), Safia Oakley-Green (The Origin, Sherwood), Beth Cordingley (Learn to walk again) and John Macmillian (Dragon House)
When the series began production, Buccaneer Media CEO Tony Wood said they “couldn’t be happier” with the series given “the depth of talent.” By reviewing the cast list, you can probably figure out why he would have said that. However, it is not clear when we will be able to see the cast in action.
Hereinafter, the girls on fire is currently in post-production, according to the Buccaneer website. It is expected to air sometime in 2023.