Ashley Walters and The Borgias’ Peter Sullivan are to star in a new “fast-paced” BBC One cop show.
Cuffs, which starts filming this week, also stars Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dooley (Exile, The Game), Paul Ready (Utopia, Ripper Street), Eleanor Matsuura (Utopia, Vexed), Alex Carter (Hollyoaks, Emmerdale) and newcomer Jacob Ifan.
The broadcaster describes the series as a “fresh, authentic and visceral drama” focused on the challenges of front-line policing.
Tiger Aspect’s Head of Drama Will Gould says: “We are thrilled to start filming Cuffs today.
“With her incredible wit, authenticity and balls-out storytelling – Julie Gearey is taking the cop show genre back to basics to create a fresh and bold series, bang up to date for 2015.
“And we can’t wait for her vision to be brought to life by director Anthony Philipson and our extraordinarily talented and diverse cast.”