Levi David Addai's new thought-provoking four-part drama for BBC One.
Dark Mon£y tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role. But Manny (Ceesay) and Sam’s (Halfpenny) world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker.
Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. They are wrong. Damage runs deep, and the price of taking the money may be too high.
Levi David Addai, who wrote Damilola, Our Loved Boy said “I'm delighted to be working with Babou again and thrilled to have Jill on board. They lead a fantastic cast.”
Babou Ceesay added "I’m delighted to be heading back to the BBC for Dark Mon£y and to be reunited with Levi to tell this powerful story. I’m also looking forward to collaborating with Jill, Lewis and the team”.
And Jill Halfpenny said “I’m thrilled to be playing Sam in Dark Mon£y. Getting the opportunity to work with Lewis Arnold again is fantastic and I’m really excited to work with Babou Ceesay on this incredible project that Levi has created.”
Also joining the cast are Rebecca Front, Susan Wokoma, Olive Gray, Ellen Thomas, Joseph May, Rudi Dharmalingam and Gary Beadle.
Dark Mon£y airs in 2019 on BBC One