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‘The Woman in the Wall’: BBC Releases First Look Photos Of Ruth Wilson & Daryl McCormack Gothic Thriller

Created and written by Joe Murtagh

by Dave Elliott

‘The Woman in the Wall’: BBC Releases First Look Photos Of Ruth Wilson & Daryl McCormack Gothic Thriller

The BBC has released some “first look” photos for The Woman in the Wall, an upcoming gothic thriller starring BAFTA award-winner Ruth Wilson and BAFTA nominee Daryl McCormack, created and written by Joe Murtagh. The sensitively crafted, fictional drama series examines the legacy of one of Ireland’s most shocking scandals – the inhumane institutions known as The Magdalene Laundries.

Lorna Brady (Ruth Wilson – Mrs Wilson, The Affair, Luther) is a woman from the small, fictional Irish town of Kilkinure who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is, or if she herself might be responsible for the apparent murder. That’s because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking ever since she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in a convent. There, Lorna gave birth to her daughter Agnes, who was cruelly taken from her and whose fate Lorna has never known.

Unluckily for Lorna, Detective Colman Akande (Daryl McCormack – Good Luck to You Leo Grande, Peaky Blinders, Bad Sisters) is now also on her tail, for a crime seemingly unrelated to the body she has discovered in her house. The ambitious Colman quickly rose through the ranks of the Garda Síochána thanks to his natural aptitude. His scathing wit hides a quiet sadness, and when he meets Lorna Brady, he finds himself forced to confront his own haunting secrets.

As Colman searches for a murderer and Lorna searches for her daughter, their paths collide in ways they could never have anticipated. Lorna’s search for Agnes will take her deep into her own past and to the heart of Kilkinure’s darkest secrets, as she and Colman seek the answers they each so desperately need.

The drama is written and created by Joe Murtagh (Calm with Horses), and produced by British independent production company Motive Picture, backed by Fifth Season. The series was made on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

The Woman in the Wall‘ is set to air “soon” on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

Outside of the UK, it will air later on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME in the USA, and exclusively on Paramount+ in Canada, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Korea.

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