Thursday, September 18, 2008

David Peace's Red Riding Quartet - tv news

David Peace's Red Riding Quartet (1974, 1977, 1980 and 1983) is to be made into a three-part series. From Digital Spy:
Sean Bean is part of the ensemble cast in a new series of TV crime thrillers to be shown on Channel 4.

The Lord Of The Rings actor will join Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey and Paddy Considine in Red Riding.

The three-part series is an adaptation of David Peace's trilogy of novels set in Yorkshire in the 1970s and '80s.

Executive producer Andrew Eaton remarked that Red Riding explores issues of morality and human nature.

He said: "This is a gripping drama that takes a look at human nature in a time of uncertainty and a culture that has lost its moral compass."


Anonymous said...

Interesting! Although I read the first of these books and did not want to read any more (but have now been sent the complete set!), the concept of Sean Bean puts a different light on things totally. Must give the TV series a try ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to see my preferred actor, I mean Mark Addy playing lawyer John Piggot.
This is the first time he plays serious character.

Luca from Italy

Anonymous said...

Given that of the four novels, it's 1977 that's being skipped; this looks suspicously to me like the Yorkshire Ripper plot strand is either to be dropped completely or drastically reduced - probably for reasons of "good taste".

Anonymous said...

not read any of the books but filming of this is taking place across from where i work in bradford and certainly looks fairly interesting