Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston is to play a politician with a guilty secret in The Fuse, a new five-part BBC One drama from writer Bill Gallagher.
Eccleston will play politician Daniel Demoys who wakes up after an alcohol fuelled night and realises that he might be responsible for a murder. A dramatic act of redemption buys him public adoration, but how long can he hide from the truth?
The show is set and filmed in Manchester and is being produced by Nicola Shindler’s Red Production Company.
Eccleston said he was “very excited about the role of Daniel Demoys and to be working with Red Production Company and BBC One.”
Shindler, who is serving as executive producer of the drama, said: “I am extremely excited to be working on another Bill Gallagher script. He has written an incredibly compelling, morally complex thriller with a very recognisable family at its core. We are going to make an accessible, very honest and stylish drama for BBC One.”
Eccleston is currently starring alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor in BBC Two’s The Shadow Line about a murder investigated by both sides of the law and the conflicting methods they use to solve it.