We all know what Scandi Noir is – but BBC bosses are hoping that British viewers will develop a taste for, erm, Casualty Noir.
The BBC1 hospital drama plans three one-off episodes of the drama later this autumn, all of which will be independent from the main series story arc and will make no reference to ongoing plotlines.
A murder mystery element is promised in at least one episode which will star EastEnders and Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy and is scheduled to air in November.
He will play “a loveable rogue, born charmer and con man who exists very much on the wrong side of the tracks” a source tells RadioTimes.com. “It will be really stylish – we’re thinking Casualty Noir.”
The multi award-winning Casualty has been airing on BBC1 since 1986, making it the longest-running medical drama series in the world. It even underwent a wholesale filming relocation when the production moved from Bristol to Cardiff’s Roath Lock studios in 2011.