British actor Adam Long (Happy Valley) is set as a series regular in When the Street Lights Go On, Hulu’s drama pilot adapted from the Black List feature script by writers Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe. The project hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

In the vein of Stand by Me, When the Street Lights Go On is a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.

Long will play 17-year-old rebel Casper Tatum, a popular suspect in the small-town murder. He played Lewis Whippey on BBC One’s Happy Valley and also had lead roles in Spike Island, Vera, Waterloo Road, The Thirteenth Tale and Act of Grace.

Brett Morgan will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer alongside Hutton and O’Keefe.

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