Ben Miller and Susannah Fielding have joined the cast of ITV’s upcoming drama about workplace bullying.
They join the previously confirmed Ken Nwosu who stars in the lead role of Thomas Benson.
Set in a business park in Reading, it centres on the personal and professional life of Benson; a hard-working father and husband. Reliant on bonuses and winning pitches, Benson often finds himself leading the team when trying to win new business.
When he freezes during a pitch the fall out is monumental.
Determined to win back the client Thomas goes to increasingly desperate lengths to remain successful.
But as he does, he begins to feel undermined, under attack and out of control. Has he lost his confidence and just feeling paranoid or is his own team, and maybe the wider world, now out to get him?
Other confirmed cast additions include Sean Sagar (Our Girl, Top Boy), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody, Jamestown), Phoebe Nicholls (Downton Abbey, Fortitude), Ritu Ayra (Humans, The Good Karma Hospital), Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror, No Offence), Michael Cochrane (The Archers) and Debbie Chazen (Sherlock, Doctor Who).
The the three-part psychological drama is written by Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, The Town) and directed by Julia Ford (Safe).
Executive Producer, Catherine Oldfield, said, “Mike has created a fantastically taut, contemporary thriller about bullying and Julia (Ford) has assembled a hugely talented cast headed up by Ken Nwosu.
“Given the current climate, it feels exactly the right time to explore something that affects so many people.”
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill said, “The Man is another gripping story by Mike, that explores the complex subject of workplace bullying.
“It brilliantly moves between being very funny to very painful, and will have viewers hooked. I am also delighted that the very talented Ken Nwosu is playing Thomas and that Julia Ford is directing.
“Together with Tall Story Pictures, this is a fantastic team that promises to make an unmissable drama.”