Annabel Scholey, Colin Morgan play Dead & Buried

Annabel Scholey, Colin Morgan play Dead & Buried

By Michael Pickard
January 22, 2024


Annabel Scholey (The Split) and Colin Morgan (Merlin) will star in four-part psychological thriller Dead & Buried, commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland and Virgin Media Television.

Filming has now started on the series, which will also feature Kerri Quinn (Hope Street), Waj Ali (Carnival Row), Owen Roe (Vikings) and Niamh Walsh (The Sandman).

Outside the supermarket with her young son, Cathy (Scholey, pictured top) encounters Michael (Morgan, left) – the man convicted of the brutal murder of her brother 20 years earlier. Ignoring the advice of her best friend, Cathy takes to social media, uncovering the successful career and family life Michael has forged for himself since early release from prison, while she grieved for her brother.

Re-traumatised by her past, Cathy instigates a clandestine relationship with the man she despises, embarking on a campaign of harassment and deceit. As Cathy’s obsession grows, dark fantasies of revenge and reality blur as she sets out on a campaign of psychological warfare to destroy Michael’s life.

The series is produced by Three River Fiction and Vico Films with support from Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Coimisiún na Meán. Set on the Irish border, the series will film in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over the coming months.

It is written by Colin Bateman (Murphy’s Law, Doc Martin) and directed by Laura Way (Maxine, Blood, The Holiday).  All3Media International is the distributor.

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