"Cuffs" is a new fast-paced cop show commissioned by BBC One, with a cast that’s fronted by Ashley Walters ("Top Boy," "Small Island"), along with Peter Sullivan ("The Borgias," "State Of Play"), Amanda Abbington ("Sherlock," "Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Dooley ("Exile," "The Game"), Paul Ready ("Utopia," "Ripper Street"), Eleanor Matsuura ("Utopia," "Vexed") and Alex Carter ("Hollyoaks," "Emmerdale").
The character-led drama, as well as a police procedural, takes the audience on an "exhilarating" ride through the challenges of front-line policing: "Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun, the stories are surprising and exciting. There will be more absurd altercations – such as a middle-class dog-napping or fisticuffs between pensioners – as well as the daily grind of speeding drivers, city-centre shoplifters and Saturday night drinkers."
BBC One’s Head of Drama Will Gould says of the upcoming series: "We are thrilled to start filming Cuffs today. With her incredible wit, authenticity and balls-out storytelling – Julie Gearey is taking the cop show genre back to basics to create a fresh and bold series, bang up to date for 2015. And we can’t wait for her vision to be brought to life by director Anthony Philipson and our extraordinarily talented and diverse cast."
Written by Julie Gearey ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl"), "Cuffs" was commissioned for BBC One by Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning and Polly Hill, Head of Independent Drama. It is Executive Produced for Tiger Aspect by Head of Drama, Will Gould and by Julie Gearey and co-Executive Produced by Iona Vrolyk. Polly Hill Executive Produces for BBC One. It is produced by Trevor Hopkins.
It debuts on October 28 at 8pm on BBC One.