Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Telemystery: BBC One Orders River, a Crime Drama from Abi Morgan

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

BBC One has ordered a 6-episode crime drama titled River, written by Abi Morgan, who won an Emmy Award this year for her work on BBC Two's The Hour.

John River is a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind — a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest. A man who must walk a professional tightrope between a pathology so extreme he risks permanent dismissal, and a healthy state of mind that would cure him of his gift.

"River is a fractured mind navigating a brutal world," said Morgan. "And he does it wearing a police badge. I can't think of a better home for it than the BBC."

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, added, "River is full of intriguing twists and turns and I was truly gripped when the script came in. Abi's one of Britain's most distinctive and original storytellers and her ability to push the boundaries of the genre in surprising ways makes River her perfect debut on BBC One."

Filming is expected to begin in London next year with a premiere date in 2015.

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