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BBC One has released a number of first look images from James Graham's new drama The Way, directed by Michael Sheen.

BBC One's bold new three-part drama The Way tells the story of an ordinary family caught up in an extraordinary chain of events that ripple out from their home town

Promising to be an ambitious, powerful and surprising drama, The Way taps into the social and political chaos of today’s world by imagining a civil uprising which begins in a small industrial town.

Fleeing unrest, The Driscolls are forced to escape the country they’ve always called home and the certainties of their old lives. Will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future?

The Way stars Steffan Rhodri, Mali Harries, Sophie Melville, Callum Scott Howells and Michael Sheen as the Driscoll family with Maja Laskowska playing a young woman caught up in the family’s escape.

Luke Evans also stars as Hogwood, a mercenary in pursuit of the Driscolls, with Tom Cullen, Danny Sapani, Mark Lewis Jones, Paul Rhys, Erin Richards, Aneurin Barnard, Catherine Ayers, Patrick Baladi, Georgia Tennant, Jonathan Nefydd and Matthew Aubrey all playing key roles across the series.

And making his screen debut as Rhys, the Driscolls' 4-year-old grandson, will be child actor Teilo James Le Masurier.

The emotional and darkly humorous story about what it means to be faced with impossible choices has been written by James Graham, directed by Michael Sheen in his directorial debut for television and created by Graham, Sheen and Adam Curtis.

Airing on BBC One in 2024, it was filmed in and around Port Talbot. Developed and executive produced by Bethan Jones, the drama has been made by Wales-based company Red Seam in association with Little Door Productions

The Way will air in 2024 on BBC One


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