Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester have been cast in Peter Moffat’s new legal thriller, Undercover.
First announced last year the series is centred around Okonedo’s character Maya who is about to become the first black Director of Public Prosecutions, and her husband, Nick, played by Adrian Lester.
Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny Maya discovers her husband has been lying to her for years – twenty years ago Nick was a fearless and dedicated undercover officer, tasked with infiltrating organisations considered a danger to society because of their political beliefs
Now, just as she’s about to become DPP, his secret identity risks compromising his wife’s career…
Peter Moffat said: “Ever since making Criminal Justice with Hilary Salmon we’ve been itching to get back to looking at the parts of the justice system, the media and public life that time and again over the last five years have been shown to be occupied by the good, the bad and the very ugly.
“I’ve been lucky enough with the research sources I’ve had access to to dig really deep into the darker corners of all these worlds and come up with what I hope is an uncompromising and surprising thriller.
“I feel incredibly lucky to be writing for such a wonderful cast, with two lead actors in Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester who are right at the top of their games.”
Undercover will shoot in and around Cornwall and London from July.