BBC’s upcoming crime thriller series, Wolf, is based on Mo Hayder’s acclaimed Jack Caffery novels and is produced by award-winning Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Dracula) and APC Studios.
The six-part crime thriller will be coming to BBC One, BBC Wales and BBC iPlayer later this year. Written and adapted by Megan Gallagher (Borderliner, Suspicion), Ukweli Roach (The Midwich Cuckoos, Blindspot, Humans) plays the lead role of DI Jack Caffery.
DI Jack Caffery is a young man searching for himself. Obsessed with the neighbour he believes murdered his 10 year-old brother in the 90s, Jack finds himself trying to right the wrongs of others - but at what cost?
In an isolated house in Monmouthshire, the wealthy Anchor-Ferrers family find themselves the victims of a psychopath’s cruel games, trapped and terrorised. When the two narratives collide, it’s a thrilling, nail-biting and deeply disturbing race against time.
Also, in the ensemble Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who, Marvel’s Iron Fist) stars as Honey, Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones, Riviera) as Molina, mismatched professionals forced together on a job; Sian Reese-Williams (Hidden, Line Of Duty) as DI Maia Lincoln, a woman with a case to prove.
Juliet Stevenson (Out Of Her Mind, Bend It Like Beckham) stars as Matilda Anchor-Ferrers, an intelligent yet neurotic housewife, and Owen Teale (Line Of Duty, Game Of Thrones) as Oliver Anchor-Ferrers, Matilda’s wealthy and well-connected husband.
Ukweli Roach, says: “I’m honoured to be taking on the role of Jack Caffrey in Wolf. Megan Gallagher has brought Mo Hayder’s dark storylines into focus in a way that will be challenging, but also every actor’s dream. I can’t wait to bring Jack to life...”
Elaine Cameron, Executive Producer for Hartswood Films, says: “We are delighted to have attracted such an amazing cast into our wonderfully entertaining crime/horror world! It’s a real testament to the originality of Megan’s scripts. I am particularly excited about young actor Ukweli Roach playing the lead role of Jack Caffery - I guarantee once the series goes out he will be a total household name!”
Ben Irving, Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama, says: “Unsurprisingly, the combination of Megan’s brilliant scripts, Kristoffer Nyholm in the director’s chair, and the world-class creative team at Hartswood and APC, have attracted a phenomenal cast to this gripping and deliciously twisted drama. Mo Hayder’s characters are in safe hands. We can’t wait to bring the show to audiences on BBC One and iPlayer.”
Filming took place in Wales and Wolf will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.