Mr. Turner and Rocket summer Actor Timothy Spall has joined Lesley Manville to lead the PBS / BritBox crime series Magpie killings, which goes into production next week in Suffolk and Ireland.
The five-time BAFTA nominee will play the role of intelligent and complex detective Atticus Pünd in the six-part series about editor-in-chief Susan Ryeland (Manville), which receives an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea that it will change her. life.
Magpie killings is based on Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novel of the same name, the author adapting his own work for the screen. The full Monty helmer Peter Cattaneo has been appointed director.
Magpie killings is an Eleventh Hour Films production for Masterpiece and BritBox UK, with Sony Pictures Television distributing worldwide. It will be released next year.