GEMMA ARTERTON, KIRBY HOWELL-BAPTISTE, NIAMH ALGAR, EDDIE IZZARD AND MORE JOIN THE CAST OF “CULPRITS” SERIES FROM CHARACTER 7
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LONDON, UK (15th February 2022) Disney+ today confirms principal photography has commenced on Character 7’s upcoming UK original series Culprits - a dark and funny heist series from acclaimed executive producer Stephen Garrett (The Undoing; The Night Manager) and film-maker J Blakeson (I Care A Lot, The Disappearance of Alice Creed).
Culprits (8x55’) follows what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways, but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one.
Culprits was originally announced last year as one of the first UK original series on Disney+ commissioned under the Star brand, the main cast can also now be confirmed.
Joining the previously announced Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Generation”, “Candyman”) who will play the lead role of Joe are Gemma Arterton (“The King’s Man”, “Summerland”) who plays Dianne, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Cruella”) who plays Officer, Niamh Algar (“Deceit”, “Raised by Wolves”) who plays Psycho, Kamel El Basha (“The Insult”) who plays Youssef, newcomer Tara Abboud who plays Azar, Kevin Vidal (“Strays”, “Working Moms”) who plays Jules, Ned Dennehy (“The Peripheral”, “Good Omens”) who plays Devil and Eddie Izzard (“Victoria and Abdul”, “Six Minutes to Midnight”) who plays Vincent.
Directors for the series are J Blakeson and Claire Oakley (“Make Up”) who will be directing five and three episodes, respectively.
Culprits is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, created by J Blakeson and produced by Morenike Williams (“Killing Eve”). Culprits is a Character 7 production and is executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney+.
Disney+ will be creating 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions in Europe.
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Culprits (UK original series on Disney+)
Crime drama. 8 episodes / 55 minutes. J Blakeson / Stephen Garrett / Character 7
A darkly funny, whip-smart series about the aftermath of a heist. The crew have gone their separate ways but someone is coming after them one by one.
Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Gemma Arterton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Niamh Algar, Kamel El Basha, Tara Abboud, Kevin Vidal, Ned Dennehy and Eddie Izzard
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About Character 7
Character 7 is an award-winning independent production company, based in London and LA. Founded by Stephen Garrett, Character 7 works with established screenwriters and directors as well as with the brightest of emerging and diverse creative talent.
Character 7 is best known for the multiple award-winning BBC-AMC adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager”. The series garnered rave reviews and audience responses, receiving 12 Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, and winning 2 Emmy® awards for director Susanne Bier and composer Victor Reyes. That was followed with two high-profile series: “The Rook,” a supernatural spy s
eries, in partnership with Lionsgate and Starz, and recently HBO’s limited series, “The Undoing”, which reunited Stephen Garrett with Susanne Bier and aired in October 2020 with record viewing figures.
Before launching Character 7, Garrett founded Kudos and as Executive Chairman produced series including Spooks, Life on Mars, and Hustle with his business partner Jane Featherstone. Garrett and Featherstone sold Kudos to Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group in 2006 and continued to be involved with the company until 2014. characterseven.com | @characterseven
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