The BBC today announced they have cast the Sean Bean in a new drama from Jimmy McGovern for BBC One.
Broken is a six-part primetime drama, and will see Sean play Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish. Modern and maverick, yet reassuringly flawed, Father Michael must be confidante, counsellor and confessor to a conflicted congregation who, like himself, struggles to reconcile its beliefs with the hypocrisies demanded by contemporary Britain.
“I was very excited at the prospect of working with Jimmy McGovern again.” commented Sean, who previously worked the screenwriter BBC series Accused. “His scripts are raw and real and he creates fantastic and interesting characters that resonate with society today. I’m also thrilled to have Ashley Pearce on board as director.”
McGovern added “It’s fantastic, because I’ve been trying to work with Sean again ever since he played Tracie Tremarco in Accused, which was astonishing stuff, so I’m over the moon he’s jumped on board with Broken.”
Sean Bean can currently be seen in his first comedic role on E4‘s brilliant new show WASTED, which airs Tuesday nights at 10pm. He’s also due to return in ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles, which was recently renewed for a 2nd season.
Broken will be produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy for LA Productions, directed by Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw and executive produced by Sean Bean. Lucy Richer will executive produce for the BBC.