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Wunmi Mosaku to lead new ITVX six-part darkly comic thriller Passenger

The new drama has been written by actor Andrew Buchan in his debut as a screenwriter.

Wunmi Mosaku will play Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa, starring alongside David Threlfall as Jim Bracknell in this drama about a close-knit community sent spinning on its axis following a series of strange and unnatural crimes, in the small Northern village of Chadder Vale.

After arriving there five years ago, Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa has been searching for that ‘one big crime’, that one challenge that will make her feel alive again.

Then, one-night local girl, Katie Wells is mysteriously abducted. Her car is found abandoned and there are traces of blood on the seats. But the village barely has time to register Katie’s disappearance before she reappears the next day, safe and sound.

The rest of the villagers ask few questions and life resumes as normal. But for Riya, a relative outsider to the Chadder Vale way of life, none of this sits right.

As strange happenings and increasingly horrific crimes unfold within the village, the residents start resorting to short-sighted theories and blaming outside influences. Riya fights hard to convince the villagers that all is not as it seems. And before long she is drawn into a universe, unlike anything she has ever seen.

Other cast members include 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.

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 with Lucy Dyke and Simon Maloney for Northern Sister and Jane Featherstone for SISTER as executive producers.

The six-part drama will be produced by Sumrah Mohammed and directed by Lee Haven-Jones and Nicole Charles.

Passenger will air on ITVX

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