Nikki Amuka-Bird leads Alibi’s I, Jack

By Michael Pickard
February 13, 2024


NW star Nikki Amuka-Bird will head the cast of I, Jack, a crime series commissioned by UKTV’s Alibi and written by Unforgotten creator Chris Lang.

Described as a propulsive, darkly comic and moving murder mystery family drama, it follows one family that deals with treachery and hidden agendas from all involved.

Nikki Amuka-Bird in NW

Jack Wright is a powerful and successful businessman, who leaves his family in disarray when they learn of his suicide. When the provisions of Jack’s final will and testament are made known, his third wife Sally and two sons, Gray (John Simm) and John, are shocked to discover they have been largely cut out of Jack’s enormous fortune.

As DCI Morgan and DC Jones delve further into the case, they realise Jack’s cause of death was in fact murder. Their sights turn to the Wright family, where the mother of all feuds is beginning. As each family member becomes more reckless and desperate in their bid to own a piece of Jack’s legacy, dark secrets and resentments are revealed with explosive consequences.

Amuka-Bird will play as Sally Wright, alongside John Simm (Grace, Crime) as Gray Wright and Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack, Finding Alice) as Rose Wright.

Produced by Federation Stories, the series has also been pre-sold to Scandinavian public broadcasters YLE, DK, NRK and SVT.

Executive producers are Polly Williams, Arielle Gottlieb, Chris Lang and Tom Vaughan. Helen Perry will be the executive producer for UKTV. The series will be directed by Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster, The Flight Attendant) and produced by Nickie Sault (The Outlaws, The Virtues).

I, Jack Wright will air in 2025.

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