Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley set to star in gripping new Sky Unique sci-fi drama The Midwich Cuckoos
Keeley Hawes and Max Beesley are set to star in a brand new Sky Unique sci-fi drama that guarantees to captivate viewers with eerie extraterrestrial exercise.
The Midwich Cuckoos is an eight-part adaptation of the critically acclaimed John Wyndham novel that was revealed in 1957 underneath the identical title.
The author behind The Evening Supervisor, David Farr, has penned the modern-day re-imagining, which follows the residents of Midwich as ladies from the village mysteriously develop into pregnant with alien youngsters.
Eerie: Keeley Hawes will star in sci-fi drama The Midwich Cuckoos which follows the residents of Midwich as ladies from the village mysteriously develop into pregnant with alien youngsters
Inhabitants of the sleepy Midwich village are despatched into panic when a flurry of residents cross out with no clarification on a summer season afternoon.
After they achieve consciousness, each girl of child-bearing age contained in the city’s parameters is immediately pregnant.
BAFTA-nominated Keeley, 45, will play psychotherapist Dr Susannah Zellaby who tries to assist those that’ve been effected by the alien invasion, together with her personal daughter.
Co-star: The Outsider star Max Beesley, 50, will tackle the position of police officer Paul Kirby, who should assist the terrified city navigate the hazard going through their usually quiet group
In the meantime, The Outsider star Max, 50, will tackle the position of police officer Paul Kirby, who should assist the terrified city navigate the hazard going through their usually quiet group.
Talking about her newest undertaking Keeley mentioned: ‘I’m completely delighted to be working with Sky on The Midwich Cuckoos.
‘I’m very a lot trying ahead to working with the vastly proficient Max Beesley and the wonderful solid and I can’t wait to enter the unusual and unsettling world of Midwich.’
One to observe: Keeley revealed she’s desperate to get began on her newest undertaking, which is able to begin filming in London in Might. She was final seen on screens in ITV’s Discovering Alice (pictured)
Keeley and Max will even be joined by Final Evening in Soho’s Synnøve Karlsen, Aisling Loftus from A Discovery of Witches, I Might Destroy You’s Lewis Reeves, Ukweli Roach from Blindspot, and Robin Hood’s Lara Rossi.
Filming for the Sky drama will start in London in Might with the collection anticipated to hit small screens in 2022.
This is not the primary time The Midwich Cuckoos has been the premise for an on-screen adaptation.
Administrators Wolf Rilla and John Carpenter have each beforehand tailored the terrifying story underneath the choice title Village of the Damned.
Talking of his ardour for the sci-fi novel, author David Farr revealed: ‘ I first learn The Midwich Cuckoos after I was twelve. I used to be dwelling in a small city in Nineteen Eighties Britain.
‘All the pieces concerning the ebook rang true to me and terrified me. An invasion of a small group by a hostile and ruthless drive. Apparently harmless youngsters as a drive of big malevolent energy. It obtained underneath my pores and skin.
‘As I’ve grown older, the story has by no means ceased to exert a grip. The concept that we might start our personal destruction is so easy and horrifying. That as a mom or a father, the being we love most on the earth might activate us. It is the stuff of nightmares.’
Rising stars: The pair will even be joined by Final Evening in Soho’s Synnøve Karlsen (pictured in 2019) in addition to Aisling Loftus, Lewis Reeves, Ukweli Roach and Lara Rossi