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Netflix has unveiled a new 'police procedural with a twist' starring Stephen Graham.
Bodies is set to be similar in style to Graham's most notable shows: tense, gripping and teeth-gritting to watch.
The official synopsis for the upcoming release reads: "A murder in Whitechapel. Four different detectives are trying to solve the murder in different time periods: 1890s overachiever Edmond Hillinghead, dashing 1940s adventurer Karl Whiteman, kickass female 2010s Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan, and Maplewood, an amnesiac from post-apocalyptic 2050, who brings a haunting perspective.
"Together, the four set out to uncover a conspiracy spanning 150 years."
Meet the brilliant cast of BODIES, an upcoming Netflix police procedural with a twist, based on the mind-bending graphic novel by Si Spencer.— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 8, 2022
– Stephen Graham (The Irishman)
– Shira Haas (Unorthodox)
– Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen's Gambit) pic.twitter.com/TFiH7tj2Pn
If that wasn't enough to entice you, the rest of the stellar cast should be plenty to get the series added to your 'To Watch' list.
Starring alongside Graham is Shira Haas, best known for her role as Esther Shapiro in 2020 drama Unorthodox.
The Queen's Gambit's Jacob Fortune-Lloyd is also part of the 'brilliant cast' which was announced by Netflix earlier today, 8 July.
Amaka Okafor from The Responder and The Inheritance's Kyle Soller also feature in the adaptation.
– Amaka Okafor (The Responder)— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 8, 2022
– Kyle Soller (The Inheritance) pic.twitter.com/Hr7QED34NQ
Bodies is based on 'the mind-bending graphic novel' by Si Spencer.
Spencer's novel spans across 160 years and is divided into four different detective stories, each taking place in different eras in London.
The adaptation is expected to follow a similar structure, as per Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
One real, one fake for #PostboxSaturday.— hullsaddler (@hullsaddler) July 2, 2022
High St in Hull's Old Town as a film set last week for Netflix crime thriller Bodies, an adaptation of Si Spencer's 2015 graphic novel.#Hull #Bodies #SiSpencer
The real box is the one on the right. pic.twitter.com/FZe6DHNl1t
Bodies is being written by Danusia Samal (Gangs of London) and Paul Tomalin (Shameless) and will be produced by the makers of Peaky Blinders - Will Gould and Firth Tiplady from Moonage Pictures. They are joined by Susie Liggat who produced multiple episodes of Doctor Who.
The series' directors are Marco Kruetzpaintner and Haolu Wang.
Kreutzpaitner is best known for his work on 2018 series Beat, with Wang recently directing an episode of Doctor Who titled 'Legend of the Sea Devils'.
How exciting to see even more filming taking place for another major drama - Netflix's "Bodies." Hull's Old Town is definitely the place to be seen! #MustBeHull #LoveHull #HighStreet pic.twitter.com/Pm4nHSLQYI— Paul Schofield (@hulltourguide) June 19, 2022
According to Stylist, part of the filming – which is still currently in action – took place in the Old Town of Hull, with other filming taking place in London.
A date for the drama's release has not yet been made publicly available.