Max Beesley, Jo Joyner, Michelle Keegan and Mackenzie Crook are to star in Ordinary Lies, a new BBC One drama from the makers of Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax.
Set on the shopfloor and in the offices of a motor showroom, Ordinary Lies tells the story of how desperation can lead to drastic solutions, even in the most everyday of workplaces.
As the series progresses, the tangled web of tall tales result in revelations, shocks and stunning confessions revealing some difficult dilemmas that the characters must face up to.
Written by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning writer, Danny Brocklehurst, the show also stars Jason Manford, Rebecca Callard, Sally Lindsay, Belinda Stewart-Wright, Shaun Dooley and Fisayo Akinade.
Brocklehurst says: “I’m delighted to have attracted such an amazing cast to Ordinary Lies. This is a show I’m truly passionate about and it’s a dream come true to be making such a bold series for BBC One.
“Red Production Company has a track record of making brilliant, powerful, life affirming drama and I hope Ordinary Lies continues that trend.”
Producer, Tom Sherry, says: “Ordinary Lies is full of gripping suspense as well as dark humour and should have audiences shouting at the screen “don’t do it!” yet also laughing along with them.
“Danny’s writing is so clever because all the characters feel like friends and you can’t help but root for them despite their sometimes ludicrous choices.
“We are making a drama with great ambition both in scale and look which is reflected in the wonderful talent that will lead the cast and the skilful directors that will bring Danny’s vision to life.”