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FIRST LOOK Passenger

ITVX has released three first look images from their six-part darkly comic thriller Passenger which launches in 2024.

Passenger has been written by actor Andrew Buchan in his debut as a screenwriter and stars Wunmi Mosaku as Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa, David Threlfall as Jim Bracknell and Rowan Robinson as local girl Katie Wells.

The drama is about a close-knit community who are unwilling to face their fears of change, of outsiders and of the unknown. Set in the fictional small Northern town of Chadder Vale, Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa investigates a series of strange and inexplicable crimes that have the townsfolk spinning on an axis.

Riya arrived in decaying Chadder Vale five years ago and has since been searching for that ‘one big crime’, the challenge that will make her feel alive again. Then one night local girl Katie Wells mysteriously disappears. The town barely has time to register her absence before she reappears the next day, apparently safe and sound. The townsfolk ask few questions and normal life resumes. But for Riya, a relative outsider to the Chadder Vale way of life, none of this sits right.

As a series of strange happenings and increasingly shocking crimes start unfolding within the town, the residents resort to short-sighted theories and blame outside influences such as the fracking site and its manager Jim Bracknell. As things become stranger, so the people push back on Riya’s absurd notion that something is not right with this town. But what are they so afraid of?

Passenger also stars Daniel Ryan as Derek Jackson, Rowan Robinson as Katie Wells, Barry Sloane as Eddie Wells, Natalie Gavin as Joanne Wells, Nico Mirallegro as Kane Jackson, Hubert Hanowicz as Jakub Makowski, Jack James Ryan as John Trowbridge, Matilda Freeman as Lilly Wells, Shervin Alenabi as Mehmet Shah, Ella Bruccoleri as Ali Day and Arian Nik as Nish Chowdry.

Additional casting announced today, includes Jo Hartley as Chief Constable Linda Markel, Sean Gilder as Tony Corrigan and Debbie Rush as forensic analyst Terry Jackson.

Written by debut screenwriter Andrew Buchan, best known for his acting roles on shows like Broadchurch and Better, Andrew is also an associate producer for SISTER in association with Northern Sister alongside executive producers Lucy Dyke and Simon Maloney for Northern Sister and Jane Featherstone for SISTER. The series is directed by Lee Haven-Jones and Nicole Charles.

Passenger launches in 2024 on ITVX


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