THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS CASTS
KEELEY HAWES & MAX BEESLEY AS LEADS OF THE SF SERIES
Joyful news indeed as our dearest Keeley Hawes is returning to the small screens as the lead in Sky's eight episode adaptation of THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS
sf novel by John Wyndham. Max Beesley will co star! To shoot next month, it is set in Midwich, a small English commuter town that is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent high streets. A place where nothing much happens – and for a very good reason. That is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic. People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason.
Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality – except every woman of child bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant. As news spreads and tensions simmer, it is up to gifted
psychotherapist Dr Susannah Zellaby (Hawes) to help support those affected through the emotional wilderness.
Susannah’s own daughter, Cassie, has fallen pregnant and harbours deep concerns about who, or what, is behind this phenomenon. Local officer DCI Paul Kirby (Beesley) is tasked with maintaining order but unbeknownst to them all, a terrifying force is building in the comfortable streets of Midwich. These children – potential parasites – flourish under the very love and care that their families give them. Who are these children? And what do they want? Aisling Loftus, Ukweli Roach, Synnøve Karlsen, Lara Rossi, Lewis Reeves, Rebekah Staton and Anneika Rose also star.
|Keeley Hawes will take the lead role
|Max Beesley will play the cop in the series
FIRST LOOK AT EMMA MACKEY
IN EMILY BRONTE DRAMA MOVIE
In other news from UK, Frances O'Connor has unveiled the first photo from her directorial debut EMILY in which Emma Mackey is playing the author of the famous Wuthering Heights. Emily Beecham and Joe Alwyn
are no longer in the cast, but their places have been filled by Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Amelia Gething, Gemma Jones and Adrian Dunbar! Oscar winning costume designer Michael O'Connor is doing the costumes.
|First look at Emma Mackey in Emily which is currently shooting