Judge John Deed and George Gently star Martin Shaw is to star in a new two-part BBC One drama about Father Jacob – a Jesuit priest battling demons in what he discovers to be the beginning of the End of Days.
Apparitions has been created by Joe Ahearne (Ultraviolet, Doctor Who, This Life)� and Nick Collins (Murder In Suburbia) with Ahearne writing and directing. The show will be produced by Lime Pictures.
Tony Wood, Creative Director at Lime Pictures says Ahearne “has created a gripping story of intrigue and mystery which raises as many questions as it answers. Martin Shaw is the perfect choice to play the lead role and I am delighted to be working with the BBC on this project which I hope will become a long-standing relationship.”
BBC Scotland Head of Drama Anne Mensah has described the show as “an incredibly bold piece which examines the eternal battle between good and evil.”
“Father Jacob is a new iconic character for television: a force for good and yet a very modern mixture of humanity, belief and integrity. It’s fantastic to have an actor as great as Martin Shaw in this role.”