From Darkness – Trailer for new BBC1 Anne-Marie Duff drama

from-darkness From Darkness is a new psychological crime drama starring ShamelessAnne-Marie Duff, following a submission to the BBC Writersroom, which is written by Katie Baxendale (Sugar Rush) and directed by Dominic Leclerc (Call The Midwife, The Syndicate, The Village).

Over four 60-minute episodes, Anne-Marie Duff plays Claire Church, a former police officer who left Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the mid-Nineties after the impact of violence became too overwhelming for her to continue. Duff said of her role: “Katie Baxendale has created a beautifully complex character in her female protagonist. As soon as I started to read episode one I felt excited at the prospect of being involved. It’s a world in which all of the characters have real stories to tell. Also I loved the BBC series The Village and one of its directors, Dominic Leclerc, will be our director on this. I couldn’t be happier.”

Claire Church decided to turn her back on a world of misogyny and chauvinism, where it seemed you had to think and act like a man to succeed. Finding herself ignored in the office and second place in her relationship with her married DI, Claire instead found solace in the remote Western Isles with her new man, Norrie, and daughter Megan.

As four bodies from Claire’s past investigations are unearthed, she finds herself getting pulled back into a world she’d long since left behind and a case that only she can solve. Battling her own demons, Claire feels the dual pull of a vocation that sustained her and a man she once loved, but can she protect herself from the darkness this time?

Katie Baxendale added: “I’m a huge fan of Anne-Marie Duff. In Claire, I hope I’ve created a psychologically complex lead female character and I can’t wait to see all that Anne-Marie brings to the role.”

From Darkness also stars Ben Batt, most recently seen as Ted Burgess in BBC1’s literary adaptation of The Go-Between, and begins next Sunday, October 4th, at 9pm on BBC1.

Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version: