Leather-based, a BAFTA and RTS award-winning author, is penning the sequence for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
“Nightsleeper” is ready on board a sleeper practice between Glasgow and London. Because the practice crosses the U.Ok., occasions quickly escalate whereas a authorities company tries desperately to intervene.
“Can two individuals who’ve by no means met, one on the practice and one not, work collectively to save lots of the lives of its disparate group of passengers because the Coronary heart of Britain service hurtles in the direction of what may fairly actually be its ultimate vacation spot?” reads the logline.
The casting hasn’t but been introduced however the six-episode drama is ready to enter manufacturing subsequent 12 months in Glasgow, Scotland. “Physician Who” director Jamie Magnus Stone has been tapped to direct the mission.
“I couldn’t be extra excited to work with Euston Movies and the BBC to drive the engine of this real-time thriller and take our viewers alongside for a trip full of non-public intrigue, political manoeuvring and hazard,” mentioned Leather-based. “By the point daybreak breaks on the finish of this journey, no-one concerned will ever be the identical once more”.
Euston Movies’ managing administrators Kate Harwood and Noemi Spanos mentioned: “The basic on-screen style of a runaway practice is given an exhilarating fashionable twist by screenwriter Nick Leather-based and we discover ourselves with a small group of individuals in a race towards time. We are able to’t wait to movie this in Scotland subsequent 12 months.”
Gaynor Holmes, commissioning editor for BBC Drama, added: “Nick Leather-based’s ingenious scripts mix a incredible premise with a nail-biting plot and characters you’ll root for. We are able to’t wait to deliver ‘Nightsleeper’ hurtling on to the BBC – viewers will certainly need to catch it.”
“Nightsleeper” is produced by Fremantle label Euston Movies (“Dublin Murders”). Harwood and Spanos exec produce the sequence alongside Leather-based and Holmes, for the BBC.
Euston Movies’ Managing Administrators Kate and Noemi Spanos will govt produce with Nick Leather-based and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. Jonathan Curling (“The Sister”) will produce. Fremantle is repping worldwide gross sales on the mission.