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'Game of Thrones' star Sean Bean to lead new BBC crime drama 'This City Is Ours'

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 May 2024, 8:29 IST
Top row L-R: Sean Bean (Image: Andy Gotts); James Nelson-Joyce; Hannah Onslow; Jack McMullen; Julie Graham; Laura Aikman (Image: Harry Livingstone). Bottom row L-R: Kevin Harvey; Saoirse-Monica Jackson; Mike Noble; Bobby Schofield; Darci Shaw; Stephen Walters

Washington [US]: Renowned actor Sean Bean is set to take on the role of gang leader Ronnie Phelan in the upcoming BBC drama series 'This City Is Ours'.

This highly anticipated Liverpool-set crime series is created by Stephen Butchard and produced by Left Bank Pictures, the team behind the critically acclaimed series 'The Crown', as confirmed by Deadline.

Bean, a two-time BAFTA winner known for his roles in 'Game of Thrones' and 'Time', leads a stellar cast that includes James Nelson-Joyce as Michael Kavanagh, Hannah Onslow as Diana Williams, and Jack McMullen as Jamie Phelan.

Other notable cast members include Laura Aikman, Kevin Harvey, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Mike Noble, Bobby Schofield, Darci Shaw, and Stephen Walters.

The series, directed by Saul Dibb, follows the complex dynamics within Ronnie Phelan's gang. The storyline centres on Michael Kavanagh, played by Nelson-Joyce, who navigates the treacherous world of crime while falling in love for the first time.

This relationship brings new aspirations and vulnerabilities to his life, set against the backdrop of his gang's gradual disintegration, as per Deadline.

BBC drama boss Lindsay Salt expressed excitement about the project, stating, "It's a joy to see cameras rolling on 'This City Is Ours' with a glorious cast who have made Stephen Butchard's sublime scripts even more exciting." Sean Bean's involvement in 'This City Is Ours' marks his return to the BBC following his acclaimed performance in the 2022 series 'Marriage'.


First published: 29 May 2024, 8:29 IST