The opening episode was screened at Bafta in London a few weeks ago, and I have rarely heard such universal praise for a TV show and its leading man. Mays is rarely off screen in the entire hour, and his character, Sergeant Danny Waldron, is a troubled and terrifying presence.
I predict the same thing could happen for Mays, who is captivating as Danny Waldron.
He is already held in high regard following performances in shows like ITV’s Mrs Biggs and Ashes To Ashes, but this feels like a big moment for him.
There are not many times you like to try to predict what viewers will think about something. But if ‘Daniel Mays’ isn’t trending on Twitter and being lauded by TV critics after Thursday’s episode then it will be a real crime.