Deal News – 05.09.2022
Cast Announced for TV adaptation of The Burning Girls
Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead, Harlots, Minority Report) is to lead Paramount+’s adaptation of C.J. Tudor’s The Burning Girls alongside Bridgerton star Ruby Stokes.
Morton will play Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent with a fourteen-year-old daughter Flo (Stokes) and a heavy conscience, who arrives in the creepy village of Chapel Croft hoping to make a fresh start. However, instead of finding peace in their new home, Jack and Flo find the village rife with conspiracies and secrets. They soon find that uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village’s bloody past, and no one trusts an outsider.
The Burning Girls has also set the rest of its cast, with Conrad Khan (Peaky Blinders), Rupert Graves (Sherlock, Emma), Stranger Things star Élodie Grace Orkin, Janie Dee, David Dawson (The Last Kingdom), Paul Bradley (EastEnders), Jane Lapotaire (The Crown, Marie Curie), Jack Roth (Bohemian Rhapsody), Mollie Holder (Sanditon), Safia Oakley-Green (The Origin, Sherwood), Beth Cordingly (Learning to Walk Again) and John Macmillan (The Nevers).
Samantha Morton is currently featuring in Starz period drama The Serpent Queen as Catherine de Medici. Stokes played Francesca Bridgerton in the hit Shonda Rhimes Netflix regency drama, although she has been replaced by Hannah Dodds for season three and will instead lead Netflix’s Lockwood & Co.
The thriller was one of Paramount+’s first UK commissions and the streamer has since ordered The Doll Factory, an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s Sunday Times bestselling novel. This is another title represented by Madeleine Milburn and developed by Buccaneer Media.
We are so delighted with this stellar cast which started filming a couple of weeks ago. We cannot wait to see this talented team bring C.J Tudor’s characters to life!