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Amazon greenlights Glasgow thriller starring Line of Duty and Virgil’s Martin Compston

A new drama starring Virgil duo Martin Compston and Anjli Mohindra will be entirely shot in Glasgow, and is coming to Amazon Prime next year after the streamer greenlit production.

Three-part psychological series Fear tells the story of a family who leave London to move to Glasgow with their two young children.

Martyn (Compston) and Rebecca (Mohindra) find their new home idyllic at first but things soon take a turn for the sinister.

Facing accusations that are every parent’s worst nightmare, and with the authorities refusing to step in, Martyn and Rebecca feel they have nowhere to turn to for help.

Game of Thrones star James Cosmo also features alongside Compston, who also starred in Line Of Duty.

Also appearing are Solly McLeod (Tom Jones, The Dead Don’t Hurt), Maureen Beattie (Deadwater Fell, Our House), Daniel Portman (Black Mirror, Game of Thrones), Anneika Rose (Crossfire, Line of Duty) and Bhav Joshi (Breathtaking, The Diplomat).

The series is produced by Wild Mercury, previously responsible for The Rig and The Sixth Commandment, and is written by Mick Ford based on a book by Dirk Kurbjuweit.

The production of Fear has been supported by Screen Scotland through its Broadcast Content Fund, Banijay Rights are handling international distribution. Fear will be available on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland next year.

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