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First images of Leeds drama Better


Sister, the content studio behind Chernobyl and This is Going to Hurt, has released the first photos from the set of its new Leeds drama, Better.

Starring Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie, Avenue 5) and Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch, The Honourable Woman, ABC Murders), the BBC thriller has been written by Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent (Humans, Spooks).

Set and shot entirely in Leeds, production has now finished ahead of its release on the BBC and iPlayer next year.

The storyline explores the “complex and powerful bonds of loyalty and family” and is set in a world where everyone has their own version of “right” and “wrong.”

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Farzad plays DI Lou Slack who undertakes an “epic battle towards redemption” by bringing down Buchan’s Col McHugh, who she helped place at the heart of Leeds’ criminal underworld.

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

It’s produced by James Dean (All Creatures Great and Small, Liar) in association with Northern Sister.

Jonathan Brough (The End, Rosehaven) is lead director alongside Pier Wilkie (Doctors), director for episode four.

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