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A close-knit community in the small Northern village of Chadder Vale is sent spinning on its axis following a series of strange and unnatural crimes.

After arriving there five years ago, former Met Police detective Riya Ajunwa (Wunmi Mosaku, Loki, Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Lovecraft Country) has been searching for that ‘one big crime’, that one challenge that will make her feel alive again.

When local girl Katie Wells (Rowan Robinson, So Awkward) is mysteriously abducted one night, her car is found abandoned and there are traces of blood on the seats - however, the village barely has time to register Katie’s disappearance before she reappears the next day safe and sound.

The rest of the villagers ask few questions and life resumes as normal, but for Riya - a relative outsider to the Chadder Vale way of life - none of this sits right.

As a series of strange happenings and increasingly horrific crimes start unfolding within the village, the residents start resorting to short-sighted theories and blaming outside influences - Riya fights hard to convince the villagers that all is not as it seems, and before long she is drawn into a universe unlike anything she has ever seen.

Additional casting for Passenger includes Jo Hartley (After Life, In My Skin) as Chief Constable Linda Markel, Sean Gilder (The Gold, Shameless) as Tony Corrigan and Debbie Rush (Coronation Street, Brassic) as forensic analyst Terry Jackson.

They join the already announced stella ensemble cast line up of Daniel Ryan (The Bay) as Derek Jackson, Barry Sloane (Six) as Eddie Wells, Natalie Gavin (Gentleman Jack) as Joanne Wells, Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary, Rillington Place) as Kane Jackson, Hubert Hanowicz (This Is Going To Hurt) as Jakub Makowski.

Plus Jack James Ryan (Coronation Street) as John Trowbridge, Matilda Freeman (Alma’s Not Normal) as Lilly Wells, Shervin Alenabi (Baghdad In My Shadow) as Mehmet Shah, Ella Bruccoleri (Call The Midwife) as Ali Day and Arian Nik (The Bay) as Nish Chowdry.

Passenger airs this Spring on ITV1 and ITVX.


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