Producers of The Missing begin filming new thriller Requiem for BBC and Netflix

The series has “subtle supernatural undertones” and Star Trek’s Lydia Wilson leads the cast

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Filming has begun for Requiem, a new psychological thriller from the producers of The Missing for BBC1 and Netflix.

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The six-parter is being filmed in Newport, Wales and tells the tale of Matilda, a 23-year-old whose life is turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide.

Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, About Time) plays Matilda who, in the wake of the tragedy, embarks on a quest that leads her to a Welsh village where a toddler disappeared in 1994. While there, the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.

Requiem, made by The Missing producers New Pictures, will air on BBC1 in the UK and Netflix globally.

Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly) has written and created the series and it is directed by Mahalia Belo (Volume, Ellen).

Co-starring alongside Lydia Wilson are Joel Fry (Game of Thrones) and James Freecheville (The Drop) as well as Clare Rushbrook (Home Fires), Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones), Richard Harrington (Poldark), Joanna Scanlan (No Offence) and Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle.

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The series is set and filmed in Wales, with funding support from the Welsh Government.

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