Acclaimed actor Danny Dyer (The Football Factory, The Business) is to star alongside Louise Lombard (CSI, The House Of Eliott), Lyndsey Marshal (Rome) in Blood Rush, a new two-part crime drama for BBC One.
Written by ‘Waking The Dead’ creator Barbara Machin the drama flips both backwards and forwards in time to be told at various times from the point of view of every character involved � those investigating the crime, as well as the killer and his victims.
A killer has killed once and kidnapped another victim, challenging the police to work out why. Suddenly everyone’s past comes under scrutiny, everyone’s version of the truth comes under suspicion.
Kay Rousseau (Lombard), who heads up the crime team, is back at work after the death of her child. Suspicion about her involvement in this death remains, not least in her own husband. Only Matt Costello (Dyer), Kay’s second-in-command and a dedicated, impassioned copper, is loyal to the core.
The team’s forensic scientist, Dr George Austen (Marshal), worked on Kay’s case and knows things Kay wished she didn’t, and this isn’t helped by her own fast increasing addiction to alcohol which puts her evidential work under unwelcome scrutiny.
“There’s always more than one perspective to a crime,” says the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Machin.
“In fact, every point of view tells a different story. So this approach allows viewers to get under the skin of all our characters � to be right at the heart of the action and see the story from the most compelling and exciting perspective at any given time. And each time you think you finally understand the truth, hopefully immediately afterwards we will take you somewhere new.”
Produced by BBC Drama Studios the drama is Currently filming on location in Bristol.