BBC Two has ordered revenge thriller Paula from playwright/filmmaker Conor McPherson. Denise Gough (Jimmy’s Hall, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories) will star with Victoria’s Tom Hughes in the three-part drama. This is McPherson’s first original TV series. He won an Olivier Award for The Weir and a New York Drama Critics Circle prize for best play with The Night Alive. His feature credits include penning the next film from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour, A Storm In The Stars. Paula centers on the fallout in a young chemistry teacher’s life after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous man. BBC NI Drama and Cuba Pictures are producing with shooting to begin next month in Belfast.
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