Former EastEnder Lacey Turner is joining Sky Living’s supernatural drama Bedlam which has been recommissioned for a second, six part run.
Set in an apartment block built in a former asylum, the first series starred Will Young, Theo James and Charlotte Salt as the flatmates haunted by ghostly neighbours.
Salt returns alongside Hugo Speer, who plays the father of her character Kate Bettany.
After the dramatic events of the previous series, Kate fled the apartment to go travelling across Asia.
Kate returns to her apartment to find that her father has moved some new tenants in: Dan (Nikesh Patel), her father’s new right hand man and Max (Jack Roth), who works in the newly opened Bedlam Heights Bar.
Whilst trying to track her father down, Kate bumps into an old friend, Kiera (Gemma Chan), who has also moved into the building.
Turner plays paramedic Ellie, who like season one’s Jed (James), has struggled to accept her special “ability” to see ghosts.
She is a determined girl who’s fought hard for a normal life – but instead is flung into an extraordinary world.
After hearing rumours about Jed from his time spent on the psychiatric ward, she decides to try and track him down, looking for answers. His last known address leads her to Bedlam Heights, where she starts to meet some of the buildings inhabitants – both dead and alive.
Anne Mensah, Head of Drama, Sky commented; “We have huge ambitions for Bedlam. The show is a unique combination of engaging relationship drama and real scares.
“Our fantastic cast are delivering wonderfully on the emotional material and our great production team seem determined to terrify the audience. It’s a fantastic mix”.
The series is written and created by Neil Jones, David Allison and Chris Parker and will air this Spring.