‘The Fall creator Allan Cubitt is adapting Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish novel Death and Nightingales, a story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. This is a new commission for BBC Two. It is set in a world of spies, confessions and double dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace and impending doom, centred around the 25th birthday of Beth Winters. The three-part series is produced by Imaginarium and Soho Moon is produced by Jonathan Cavendish and exec produced by James Mitchell and Tommy Bulfin and supported by Northern Ireland Screen.
Humans’ Katherine Parkinson and Flowers’ Will Sharpe are starring in a six-part series based on Alex McBride’s book Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom. Defending the Guilty, produced by Big Talk Productions, will see Sharpe play an idealistic pupil barrister being shown the ropes by his cynical, worldly-wise pupilmaster Caroline. Written by Cuckoo’s Kieron Quirke, the series is produced by Georgie Fallon, directed by The Wrong Man’s Jim Field Smith and is exec produced by Kenton Allen, Saurabh Kakkar, Jim Field Smith, Kieron Quirke and Kate Daughton.’