Before We Die star talks about the "challenging" series ending

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Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4
Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4

The OA star Patrick Gibson has teased the ending of his new series Before We Die.

Based on the Swedish show of the same name, the Channel 4 crime drama follows senior police officer DI Hannah Laing (Fate: The Winx Saga's Lesley Sharp), whose life takes a dark turn when her son gets involved with the local mafia.

Gibson, who plays the role of her son Christian, called the ending "the most challenging part of shooting" the series, but he reckons viewers will "definitely" be satisfied when the credits roll.

Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4
Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4

"I think definitely – even just in terms of like, it's one of those things, and I love this when I watch something where I'm like 'how are you gonna get out of this?'" he told Digital Spy in an exclusive interview.

"I think the way that it develops in a completely grounded and realistic way, but through a situation that you just can't possibly imagine how somebody can get out of, is pretty satisfying.

"The ending was the most challenging part of shooting, so I'm curious to see if people like it because otherwise it would have been a waste [laughs]."

Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4
Photo credit: Sofie Gheysens - Channel 4

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Gibson said, once the shooting started, he jokingly wondered what he'd signed up for as it was a really intense first couple of weeks.

"It was physically very very demanding. It took quite a few days for a short – what should usually really only take a day. It was really intense. It was actually the first two weeks that we shot, and I was like 'what have I got myself into?' [laughs]... but it was good, it was like a trial by fire."

Gibson also previously discussed why he signed up for the adrenalin-packed show.

Before We Die airs on Channel 4. All episodes will be available on All 4 after the first episode airs.

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