E4 has brought together some of Britain’s brightest young talent from film, TV, stage and music to star in its brand new original series Glue - created and written by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (This is England, Skins, The Fades).
Yasmin Paige, star of critically-acclaimed feature Submarine; Jordan Stephens, one half of ‘Down With the Trumpets’ and ‘Lost Generation’ platinum-selling hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks; Callum Turner who recently starred opposite Helen McCrory in ITV drama Leaving; Charlotte Spencer last seen as Carly Kirk in BBC Two’s Line of Duty; Faye Marsay, who stole Howard’s heart as new housemate Candice in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat; Jessie Cave, best known as Lavender Brown in Harry Potter; ; stage and screen actor Tommy McDonnell, currently in cinemas in acclaimed British prison film Starred Up; Bristol Old Vic graduate Billy Howle, currently on screen in Channel 4’s New Worlds; and Waterloo Road and The Sarah Jane Adventures actor Tommy Lawrence Knight lead the exciting young cast.
Kerry Fox (Bright Star), Jonny Owen (Shameless), Kierston Wareing (Luther), and Steve Oram (Sightseers) join them in the brand new original series.
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.
Twisted and wayward, tragic and comic, Glue will take E4 audiences on a wild and thrilling ride as the mystery of his murder unravels.
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 8x 60’ series, commissioned by Head of Drama Piers Wenger, marks Thorne’s return to E4 and is from production company Eleven Film. For Eleven, Joel Wilson produces, Jamie Campbell executive produces.
Shooting has begun this week and will take place around Berkshire. TX is scheduled for autumn 2014.