Following a recent press screening, I caught up with Wunmi Mosaku to find out more about what it was like to play DI Mercer in Channel 4’s latest drama Kiri.
BAFTA award-winning actress Wunmi Mosaku is returning to our screens as a police officer in Kiri, Jack Thorne’s new Channel 4 drama.
She plays Detective Inspector Mercer alongside Sarah Lancashire as experienced, no-nonsense social worker Miriam who is responsible for Kiri, a young black girl who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family. During an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents, Kiri disappears and the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press, and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam.
DI Mercer is the police officer leading the investigation into Kiri’s murder. Having grown up in care and joined the police on a diversity scheme