Then You Run | Preview (Sky Max)
The eight-part drama will see Leah McNamara (Normal People, Danny Boy), Vivian Oparah (I May Destroy You), Yasmin Monet Prince (Hanna, Unsaid Stories) and newcomer Isidora Fairhurst take on the roles of four friends whose dreams of the perfect summer holiday spiral into a dark and perilous adventure after they inadvertently cross paths with some of the most dangerous people in Europe.
Created for television and written by Ben Chanan (Cyberbully, The Capture), Then You Run follows a close-knit group of rebellious London teenagers on a getaway in Rotterdam - but after the estranged father of Tara (McNamara) is discovered dead, they find themselves on the run across Europe with three kilos of heroin and a host of deadly criminals snapping at their heels.
Leading the hunt against Tara and her childhood friends – reckless Stink (Oparah), sharp Ruth (Monet Prince) and loyal Nessi (Fairhurst) – is Tara’s uncle Reagan (Richard Coyle), a notorious gangster haunted by his past who will stop at nothing to track down his missing cache of drugs.
But Reagan isn’t the only person they should fear – because all the while a terrifying and mythical serial killer known only as ‘The Traveller’ draws closer, on a collision course with them all…
Joining alongside Richard Coyle (Sabrina, The Fall) as Reagan are Cillian O’Sullivan (Vikings, The Blacklist) as Orin, Francis Magee (White Lines, Britannia) as Turi, Darren Cahill (Brassic, Vikings) as Darian, Famke Janssen (X-Men, Taken) as Dagmar and Christian Rubeck (What Happened to Monday) as The Traveller.
Then You Run was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky. Kara Manley and Serena Thompson are the Executive Producers for Sky Studios. The Producer is Derek Ritchie, with Karen Wilson and Katie McAleese for Kudos as Executive Producers alongside Ben Chanan. MadeFor’s Gunnar Juncken serves as co-producer.
Banijay Rights is leading the international distribution. Then You Run is supported by the German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF).
Then You Run will launch on Sky Max and streaming service NOW on Friday 7th July.