Inside Man: Release date, cast and latest news for Steven Moffat series
BBC One's new drama features an all-star cast including David Tennant, Lydia West and Stanley Tucci.
The four-part series follows two seemingly unconnected stories that entangle characters in unexpected ways: a vicar in a small English town, and a prisoner on death row in the US, who used to be a criminology professor.
Is Inside Man on Netflix?
Yes! Inside Man released internationally on Netflix on October 31st 2022 after arriving on the BBC in the UK in September.
The series is a co-production between BBC Studios and Netflix.
What is Inside Man about?
The official synopsis for the four-part series says: "In the US, a prisoner on death row (Stanley Tucci) is seeking atonement as he faces execution. On a train in England, a journalist (Lydia West) is looking for a story.
"In a quiet little village, a vicar (David Tennant) is picking up his son’s maths tutor (Dolly Wells) from the station. All four are about to be entangled in a dilemma that could lead one of them to murder..."
Other than this the plot of Inside Man remains tightly under wraps, with plenty of surprises sure to be in store.
Inside Man cast
After his chilling performance in 2020's ITV drama Des, as well as a long list of TV credits including Deadwater Fell, Broadchurch and Doctor Who, David Tennant has more than shown his capabilities with challenging roles and is poised to do the same in this series.
Lydia West, fresh from her work on Russell T Davies' drama It's A Sin, is another exciting name on the cast roster. Her portrayal as Jill, the strong and friendly activist during the 1980s and 1990s AIDS crisis in London, was widely praised.
Also signed up for the project is Hollywood regular Stanley Tucci. He's recently been seen on screen across from Colin Firth in romantic-drama Supernova, as well as Feud, The King’s Man and Spotlight.
Dracula's Dolly Wells also plays a significant role in the show – she's recently appeared on screens in dystopian dating series Soulmates and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar-nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
The cast also includes the show's creator Steven Moffat's son Louis Oliver, who plays Tennant's character Harry's son Ben.
Here's a full list of the announced cast for Inside Man:
- David Tennant as Harry Watling
- Stanley Tucci as Jefferson Grieff
- Dolly Wells as Janice Fife
- Lydia West as Beth Davenport
- Lyndsey Marshal as Mary Watling
- Louis Oliver as Ben Watling
- Atkins Estimond as Dillon Kempton
- Mark Quartley as Edgar Hopperwood
- Dylan Baker as Casey
Who is behind-the-scenes on Inside Man?
As well as familiar faces on screen, the talent behind the scenes for Inside Man is just as reliably strong.
Turns out, they're just as thrilled at the cast list as we are – in a statement following the cast being announced, they wrote: "We’re a bit stunned, and very excited, at the acting talent we’re managing to assemble for this show. Can’t wait to crawl out of our lockdown bunker and get to work."
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All episodes of Inside Man have been directed by Paul McGuigan, with Alex Mercer as producer.
Inside Man trailer
You can watch the full trailer for Inside Man right here, now.