New local serial police drama Hope Street, a co-commission between BritBox North America, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Daytime, is coming to BBC Daytime on BBC One from Monday 31 January at 2.15pm.
Set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Ireland coast, the ten-part drama will focus on the town’s police department and the mysterious arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain, played by Amara Karan (The Night Of), the first Muslim police officer in the town’s history.
With each episode featuring a self-contained crime story, the series will also follow the ups and downs of those working in the police department as they deal with everyday policing in the beautiful seaside town.
Behind this exciting new drama are acclaimed producers Paul Marquess and Donna Wiffen from Long Story TV, known for producing brilliant British drama including The Bill and creating shows like London Kills. With the addition of Susanne Farrell (Dirty God) and writers Farrell, Jess Lea (EastEnders), Christine Murphy (Emmerdale) and Stuart Drennan (Hollyoaks).
The ensemble cast features actors Ciaran McMenamin (Primeval) as Inspector Finn O’Hare, Niamh McGrady (The Fall) as Nicole Devine, Kerri Quinn (Coronation Street) as Sergeant Marlene Pettigrew, Aaron McCusker (Shameless) as Clint Dunwoody, Brid Brennan (Unforgotten) as Concepta O’Hare, Des McAleer (The Crown) as Barry Pettigrew, Broadway star Rachel Tucker as Siobhan O’Hare and Niall Wright (6 Degrees) as PC Callum McCarthy,
Hope Street, filmed in Donaghadee, was made with support from Northern Ireland Screen.