Gemma Arterton and Niamh Algar have joined the cast of Disney+ original UK series Culprits, alongisde 2020 Screen Arab Star of Tomorrow Tara Abboud, with production underway.
Further cast announcements include Eddie Izzard, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Kamel El Basha, Kevin Vidal and Ned Dennehy. They join the previously announced lead, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, most recently seen in Nia DaCosta’s Candyman.
The eight-part dark comedy follows the aftermath of a heist, as the crew find themselves individually targeted by a killer. The directors for the series are J Blakeson and Claire Oakley, and is produced by Stephen Garrett’s London-based outfit Character 7.
Filming is taking place in Canada and across Europe, including the UK and Spain.
Commissioned under Disney’s adult-focused Star brand, Culprits was one of the first UK original series to be announced by Disney+. The streaming platform plans to originate 60 local productions by 2024.
Arterton and Niamh Algar were previously named Screen Stars of Tomorrow in 2007 and 2018 respectively.