Alibi Commissions ‘We Hunt Together’, A New Original Drama From ‘Cheat’ Writer Gaby Hull

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10 Apr 19
Alibi Commissions 'We Hunt Together', A New Original Drama From 'Cheat' Writer Gaby Hull

Alibi Commissions ‘We Hunt Together’, A New Original Drama From ‘Cheat’ Writer Gaby Hull

Alibi has commissioned We Hunt Together, a new original drama from Gaby Hull, the writer of ITV’s ‘Cheat’, the broadcaster announced today.

Produced by BBC Studios, the six-part thriller begins with the collision of two extraordinary people; Babeni (Baba), a former child soldier desperate to suppress his predisposition for violence, and Freddy, a magnetic and disarmingly charming free spirit. When Baba rescues Freddy from an attack following a date that has turned sour, something dark is ignited in them both. Described as a “bold new take on the classic cat and mouse story”, the thriller also follows DI Lola Franks and DCI Jackson Reid as they try to outsmart the killers.

“I was so gripped by Gaby’s writing,” comments UKTV drama commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins “We Hunt Together is a fresh, funny and dark roller coaster ride with filmic undertones that provide echoes of early Hitchcock or Tony Scott’s True Romance and takes the genre one step further.”

Casting details and a director will be announced over the coming months, with the series due to air exclusively on Alibi in 2020. BBC Studios is handling distribution internationally. This marks the second original drama between UKTV & BBC Studios following ‘Traces’ from Red Production Company which was announced in February.

“We Hunt Together immediately stood out as a bold and original piece of writing,” adds Alibi channel director Emma Ayech. “I’m thrilled that we are bringing it to Alibi as our second piece of original crime drama. Gaby Hull’s script will take viewers on a wild ride that encapsulates the freshness we are looking for as the Alibi brand matures.”

We Hunt Together‘ will premiere on Alibi in 2020.