Cast announced for E4’s original new drama series, Glue
Rizzle Kicks Jordan Stephens joins ‘Glue’ cast
E4 has announced the cast for BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne’s (This is England, Skins, The Fades) new 8-part original drama series.
Leading the cast of some of Britain’s brightest young talent from film, TV, stage and music is: Yasmin Paige (Submarine) ; One half of chart toppers Rizzle Kicks, Jordan Stephens; Callum Turner (Leaving); Charlotte Spencer (Carly Kirk in BBC Two’s Line of Duty); Faye Marsay, (The White Queen, Fresh Meat); Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown in Harry Potter); stage and screen actor Tommy McDonnell, (Starred Up); Billy Howle (New Worlds) and Waterloo Road and The Sarah Jane Adventures actor Tommy Lawrence Knight.
The cast also includes: Kerry Fox (Bright Star), Jonny Owen (Shameless), Kierston Wareing (Luther), and Steve Oram (Sightseers).
Overton. A tiny village in the English countryside. Farming is its beating heart. Race-horses are its bread-and-butter. But beyond the rolling hills and behind the stable doors lies a green and not-so-pleasant land…
Bored kids play chicken on top of silo machines that can cut your hand to slices no thicker than the ham in your sandwich. The same kids play at grain-barn-jumping – deadly, if your lungs fill up with the tiny bullets of wheat. Now someone has played murder.
When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community – his friends – are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out. Secrets that will change their particular brand of country life forever.
Sophie Gardiner, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, says: “The team at Eleven have pulled together an incredible cast for Jack’s thrilling scripts – the line-up reads like a roll-call of some of the brightest up-and-coming talent around. We can’t wait for them to bring our bold new series to life. Brace yourselves for a trip to the countryside…E4-style.”
The drama made by Eleven Film sees Joel Wilson producing and Jamie Campbell executive producing.
Glue begun this week (April) and will take place around Berkshire and is scheduled to air on E4 in the Autumn.