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Paramount+ have announced the commission of new six-part drama The Burning Girls, based on the novel of the same name by CJ Tudor.

Chapel Croft is a village haunted by a dark and turbulent history. Five hundred years ago, Protestant martyrs – including two young girls – were betrayed and burned at the stake.

Thirty years ago, two teenage girls disappeared without a trace. And a few weeks ago, the vicar of the local parish hanged himself in the nave of the church. Now, Jack Brooks, a female vicar and single mum to 15-year-old daughter Flo, arrives in Chapel Croft in the hope of a fresh start.

However, instead of finding peace in their new home, Jack finds the village rife with conspiracies and secrets, and uncovering the truth can be deadly in a community with a bloody past, where everyone has something to hide.

The series will be written by Hans Rosenfeldt, who will be joined by Camilla Ahlgren. Paramount+ launches in the UK later this year.


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