Source: Disney+

Ashley Walters

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Ashley Walters and Coky Giedroyc have joined Steven Knight’s Disney+ series A Thousand Blows as series directors.

The 12-part series is set in Victorian London and is currently filming in the UK.

Erin Doherty, Francis Lovehall, Jason Tobin, James Nelson-Joyce and Hannah Walters have also joined the cast alongside the previously announced Stephen Graham and former Screen Star of Tomorrow Malachi Kirby.

A Thousand Blows follows two friends from Jamaica who get caught up in east London’s illegal boxing scene.

Knight is lead writer on the show while Tinge Krishnan will serve as lead director. 

The series is produced by The Story Collective in co-production with Graham and Walters’ outfit Matriarch Productions and Water & Power Productions.