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Netflix viewers shocked at Stephen Graham’s accent in new drama Bodies

Netflix viewers shocked at Stephen Graham’s accent in new drama Bodies

The actor has ditched his usual Scouse accent for the role

Viewers of new Netflix series Bodies have been impressed by Stephen Graham’s ‘posh’ accent.

Bodies landed on the streaming platform yesterday, and has already been a huge hit with fans - but viewers couldn't help but notice that the Scouse star sounded very different in the show. You can listen to it yourself here:

The show, which Netflix has described as ‘sci-fi, part murder mystery, part period drama, and part police procedural’, takes place across four timelines: 1890, 1941, 2023 and 2053 - and fans of Graham will be pleased to know that he doesn’t stick to just one time period.

Speaking about the new series, which is based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Si Spencer, Graham, who has previously starred in Peaky Blinders and Boiling Point, said: “When I heard that [directors] Marco Kreuzpaintner and Haolu Wang were combining to do the series, that sold it for me.

Stephen Graham in Netflix series Bodies.

“Writers Paul Tomalin and Danusia Samal did an amazing job of keeping it fresh and exciting.”

After watching the new show, viewers have been left impressed by Graham’s ability to switch up his accent, with one person posting on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Is Stephen Graham without his accent really Stephen Graham?”

Another said: “Stephen Graham trying to hide that Scouse accent [laughing emoji]. Great effort tbf.

While a third commented: “Is awesome watching @StephenGraham73 nice bit [of] posh talking there.”

Someone else joked: “Just saw Stephen Graham talking without a Scouse accent and I’m not OK with it. Who gave him permission?”

Graham ditches his usual Scouse accent for the role.

Bodies was created by Paul Tomalin, who says the show is ‘mind-snapping’.

He told Netflix: “It’s a police-procedural show that shifts and transforms from moment to moment, so you never know what’s coming next… This is a kinetic, ambitious thrill ride - a wolf in [a] detective drama’s clothing.”

A synopsis from Netflix teases: “When a dead body appears in the streets of London, it seems like business as usual for the detective working the case. Unbeknownst to her, that same victim shows up in the same spot across three other points in time: in 1890, during the Victorian era; 1941, some of Britain’s darkest days of World War II; and 30 years in the future. As the investigations converge, they reveal a sinister conspiracy that threatens London.”

If you fancy getting to the bottom of this particular murder mystery - or just want to hear more of Graham’s ‘posh’ accent - then you’re in luck, because all episodes of Bodies are available to stream right now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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