Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay, Dipo Ola & Hermione Corfield ‘Hunt Together’ In Alibi’s New Crime Drama

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02 Sep 19

Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay, Dipo Ola & Hermione Corfield ‘Hunt Together’ In Alibi’s New Crime Drama

Alibi has lined up it’s cast for UKTV Original crime drama We Hunt Together, written by Gaby Hull (‘Cheat’), as ‘Torchwood’ & ‘Broadchurch’ star Eve Myles is joined by Babou Ceesay (‘Dark Mon£y’, ‘National Treasure’) alongside rising stars Dipo Ola (‘Baghdad Central’, ‘Inside No.9’) and Hermione Corfield (‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Mission Impossible’).

The six-part thriller begins with the collision of two extraordinary people; Baba (Ola), a former child soldier desperate to suppress his violent conditioning, and Freddy (Corfield), 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.

In this bold new take on the classic cat and mouse story, two star-crossed killers are on the loose with two dysfunctional detectives in hot pursuit. DS Lola Franks (Myles), and DI Jackson Mendy (Ceesay), have to come to terms with their mismatched partnership and polar opposite outlooks on the culpability of the criminal mind as they try to outsmart the killers. A psychological thriller and romance, We Hunt Together explores the dangerous power of desire and questions who is really to blame when the damaged do damage.

‘We Hunt Together’ is a masterpiece, comments Myles. “It’s thought-provoking and punchy, yet comic at times. Really looking forward to carving out this complicated character and working on these brilliant scripts.”

Eve Myles is a familiar face to ‘Torchwood’ fans, where she played lead team member Gwen Cooper. More recently, she has appeared in ‘Broadchurch’, ‘Victoria’, and ‘Keeping Faith’.

Speaking about his character, Dipo Ola adds, “Baba is a very complex and conflicted character and I’m excited to dive in and really unpick his multitude of layers. Gaby is very talented at creating intoxicating characters and I look forward to working with Hermione, Eve and Babou to bring his scripts to life.”

Drama commissioning editor Philippa Collie-Cousins will executive produce Alibi’s first thriller series for UKTV. For BBC Studios, BAFTA-winning Hilary Salmon (‘Three Girls’, ‘MotherFatherSon’), Anne Pivcevic (‘Little Dorrit’, ‘Silent Witness’) and Esther Springer (‘Undercover’, ‘Our Girl’) will executive produce with Lisa Osborne (‘MotherFatherSon’, ‘Little Dorrit’) as series producer. The six-part UKTV Original will be directed by Carl Tibbetts (‘Black Mirror’) and Jon Jones (‘Hanna’), and shot by Cinematographers Oli Russell (Sex Education) and Michael Wood (‘Riviera’).

This is the second series to be jointly commissioned by UKTV and BBC Studios Distribution, with ‘Traces’ from RED Production Company announced earlier this year. They are the latest additions to UKTV’s growing slate of scripted series including the return of W’s brilliant Anna Paquin-fronted ‘Flack’ for a 2nd Season starring Sam Neill and Daniel Dae Kim.

‘We Hunt Together’, produced by BBC Studios Productions, will air on Alibi in Spring 2020. BBC Studios is handling distribution internationally.