How The Accident happened
The Accident unfolds in a South Wales community that has been ‘left behind.’ Things seem to be looking up when a construction project brings with it the hope of a better future, but tragedy strikes when an explosion causes the building to collapse, killing several people.
In the aftermath, grief turns to anger as families call for justice for their loved ones and a once close-knit community threatens to tear itself apart.
In this DQTV interview, stars Genevieve Barr, Mark Lewis Jones and Adrian Scarborough outline the roles their characters play in the drama – the wife of the site foreman killed in the explosion, a local councillor championing the impact of the construction project in his town and a shady lawyer who encourages the victims’ families to pursue a private prosecution against the company responsible, respectively.
They describe how Jack Thorne’s scripts are a gift for actors and outline the opportunities they were given to dig into their characters. They also talk about the unapologetic social agenda behind the series, the third in a loose trilogy written by Thorne that also comprises National Treasure and Kiri.
The Accident is produced by The Forge for Channel 4 and distributed by All3Media International. It debuts in Canada on Super Channel on January 16, and is available in the US on Hulu.