BBC1 is taking advantage of high Olympics ratings by rolling out trailers for its big upcoming autumn dramas. Several promos are airing between sport coverage, advertising new shows starring Matthew Macfadyen, Olivia Colman, Warren Brown, Melissa George, Sean Bean, Douglas Henshall and Suranne Jones.
First up there’s Good Cop, a thriller starring Warren Brown (Luther, Inside Men) as a policeman whose encounter with a ruthless villain (Stephen Graham) leaves him bent on violent revenge. The trail – which premieres tonight on BBC1 – hints at a fraught, gritty drama with a gutsy central performance from Brown.
Good Cop, a four-parter by Five Daughters writer Stephen Butchard, is set and was filmed in Liverpool. See the trailer here:
Hunted is a new spy thriller by Kudos, the producers of Spooks. Kudos took the decision to end Spooks partly because they knew they had a replacement waiting, although if this promo is any guide Hunted is going to be a less subtle proposition.
The story is a vaguely Bourne-ish one about a spy for hire whose colleagues at an elite private intelligence firm might be out to get her. Lots of fights and explosions in the promo:
Finally, there’s a general trailer for autumn dramas on BBC1, including Good Cop, Hunted, Accused (Sean Bean, Anne-Marie Duff, Olivia Colman), Shetland (Douglas Henshall), Ripper Street (Matthew Macfayden) and The Secret of Crickley Hall (Suranne Jones).
Full trailers for Accused, The Secret of Crickley Hall and Ripper Street will air over the next fortnight, along with promos for Merlin, The Paradise… and Doctor Who.