BBC One is to continue its run of successful contemporary drama with The Last Enemy, described by the BBC as “a visionary new thriller”.
The five-part contemporary drama from writer Peter Berry (Prime Suspect 6, Kiszko – A Life For A Life), follows a group of characters – including a scientist, an aid worker and a desperate father – who are each trying to deal with crises in their own lives when they unwittingly get caught up in a global mystery.
Producer Gub Neal describes the series as “a cautionary tale about technology, with identity cards, biometric tests and armed police becoming an everyday presence in our lives.”
The series stars Max Beesley currently starring in the channel’s glossy Hotel Babylon.
The Last Enemy is a Box TV production for the BBC and WGBH/Boston.
Shooting began in February in London and Romania, with transmission due later this year on BBC One.