NO RETURN: FILMING BEGINS ON NEW ITV DRAMA AS FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED
Sheridan Smith OBE begins filming compelling event drama, No Return, written by RTS award winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst
Sheridan will be joined by Louis Ashbourne Serkis and Michael Jibson. The contemporary and emotional story depicts an unassuming family who are caught up in a living nightmare whilst on holiday in Turkey.
Completing the cast are Sian Brooke (Stephen, Good Omens, Sherlock) who plays Kathy’s sister Megan, David Mumeni (Sliced, Dead Pixels) who plays Megan’s husband Steve, Philip Arditti (House of Saddam, Black Earth Rising) as Noah’s legal representative Rico Karvalci, Murat Steven (SOKO Stuttgart) as hotel worker Ismail, and Rufus Hound (Trollied) who plays Private Investigator Al Milner.
With themes of parental love, guilt, grievances, and the issues around consent for teenagers, No Return will be produced by Manchester based executive producer, Nicola Shindler (It’s A Sin, Ridley Road), Richard Fee (The Stranger, Safe) and series creator and writer Danny Brocklehurst.
Richard Fee commented: “We are thrilled to be making No Return for ITV. Danny has such a brilliant way of making an extraordinary situation feel completely relatable, and finding warmth and humour in even the most difficult circumstances. It's great to be working with the wonderful John Alexander again and we're excited to be starting production.”
Sarah Doole, CEO of Red Production Company added: “With holidays off the cards for most people for the last 18 months, you would think this story would be a dream holiday, but Danny succeeds in delivering a gripping and heart-wrenching script of the holiday from hell. We can’t wait to bring it to life for ITV viewers.”
Due to the current travel restrictions in place for Turkey the production team will be filming the drama in Spain, Manchester and Bolton.