Georgia Taylor & Paterson Joseph join the cast of ITV’S ‘Law & Order: UK’

Series 7 of ‘Law & Order: UK‘ to “face the darker side of humanity.”

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ITV has announced the addition of, Georgia Taylor and Paterson Joseph to the cast of series seven of popular, long-running legal drama, ‘Law & Order: UK’.

The eight new episodes will see “the law and order teams facing the darker side of humanity.”

Georgia Taylor (Casualty, Lewis, Coronation Street) will play defence barrister turned Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker fresh from the more lucrative side of the courtroom. 

She may not look like the average prosecutor but Kate is straight-talking, charming and likeable and very used to getting her own way. The first in her family to go to university, she is head strong, experienced and not a fan of hierarchies; the perfect combination to infuriate her new associate Chief Prosecutor Jacob Thorne (Dominic Rowan).

Paterson Joseph (The Hollow Crown, Hustle, Peep Show) will play, DI Wes Leyton who has been in the force since the age of 18. He’s been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. Newly appointed as DI, Wes is frustrated by the amount of time spent dealing with budget issues and filling in forms but he is determined to make a good job of it and get results.

Wes and Ronnie (DS Ronnie Brooks played by Bradley Walsh) go way back and although they weren’t best mates they share a similar outlook on life. But his partner DS Sam Casey (Paul Nicholls) isn’t so sure of his new boss…

Peter Davison also returns as respected Director of the Crown Prosecution Service, Henry Sharpe.

The first two episodes will be a compelling two-part story written by Emilia di Girolamo (Law & Order: UK, The Poisonwood Tree) with the second episode exploring ‘a day in the life’ of the characters. A suicidal man drives his car across a railway crossing causing the train to crash and killing 15 people. The investigation takes on several twists as the teams pursue the case with vigour and a determination to uncover the truth as the future of their colleague DS Sam Casey hangs in the balance.

The drama will be produced by Jane Hudson (Hustle, Waterloo Road, Robin Hood) who will also write an episode of the drama. Executive producer is Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch, Spooks, The Hour) for Kudos Film and Television. Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of Law & Order, will executive produce for Wolf Films. 

The series’ directors will include Mat King (DCI Banks, Law & Order: UK, Dr Who), Jill Robertson (Lip Service, Casualty, Waterloo Road) and Joss Agnew (Young Dracula, Wizards Vs Aliens, Waterloo Road)

Filming of ‘Law & Order: UK‘ will take place within London and the M25 from November 2012 with transmission in 2013.