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Comcast’s European pay giant Sky is working on a new eight-part supernatural crime thriller.
The Rising — which starts filming in the U.K.’s Lake District next month — marks the first series produced entirely in-house by Sky’s production arm Sky Studios, which is is working with exec producer Julian Stevens, who produced BBC dramas The Fall and Informer.
Clara Rugaard stars alongside newcomers Nenda Neururer and Solly McLeod in a story about a girl who discovers that she is dead, and sets out to find her killer and get justice, believing it was someone she knew.
Following The Third Day, The Rising — which is adapted from the Belgian crime thriller Hotel Beau Séjour — is the second in-house production from Sky Studios and the first to be produced entirely in-house.
The Sky original drama was commissioned by Zai Bennett, managing director of content at Sky U.K., and Manpreet Dosanjh, commissioning editor for Sky Studios. Serena Thompson serves as executive producer for Sky Studios.
Ed Lilly (Industry) will serve as lead director, followed by Thora Hilmarsdottir (Stella Blomkvist), with Stevens (The Fall, The Missing) exec producing alongside Pete McTighe (A Discovery of Witches). The series was written by McTighe and Charlotte Wolf (The Last Kingdom), alongside a writing team of Charlene James (A Discovery of Witches), Roanne Bardsley (Free Rein), Gemma Hurley (Host) and Laura Grace (Das Boot).
NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle international sales on behalf of Sky Studios.
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