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BBC thriller starts shooting in Leeds


SISTER, the production company behind Chernobyl and This is Going to Hurt is filming a new 5-part thriller for the BBC.

Better has been written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Humans, Spooks), and stars Leila Farzad and Andrew Buchan.

Shot entirely in Leeds, the 5 x 60 minute thriller is described as a “a bold and surprising redemption story.”

“We’re delirious and feel incredibly fortunate to have assembled – with SISTER and the BBC – such a gifted group of people to tell this story in the great city of Leeds, with a wealth of local Yorkshire talent on and off camera,” said Brackley and Vincent.

“This incredible cast are exciting us every day, pushing the show’s exploration of morality and redemption to ever more thrilling, surprising, and yet darkly funny places. With any luck, we’ve got enough brilliant people to make ourselves look good.”

The “fast-paced and utterly compelling thriller,” explores the complex and powerful bonds of loyalty and family, set in a world where everyone has their own version of “right” and “wrong”.

“Jonathan and Sam have created an iconic character in Lou Slack, and we are delighted that Leila Farzad is bringing her to life, alongside her brilliant partner in crime, Andrew Buchan,” added Nawfal Faizullah, BBC Drama.

“We’re excited to be working with SISTER again and we can’t wait for audiences to be hooked by this thrilling story of redemption.”

Better is executive produced by Mona Qureshi and Nawfal Faizullah for the BBC and Jane Featherstone (This is Going to Hurt, Chernobyl, The Split), Chris Fry (Landscapers, Giri/Haji, Humans), Lucy Dyke (The Split, Black Mirror, Eric), Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent for SISTER in association with Northern Sister.

Jonathan Brough (The End, Rosehaven) is lead director.

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