The Fall producer to bring new thriller The Rising to Sky

Stephanie Chase
·2-min read
Photo credit: The Fall 3 Ltd/Helen Sloan
Photo credit: The Fall 3 Ltd/Helen Sloan

The Fall producer Julian Stevens is set to bring a new supernatural crime thriller to Sky.

Based on Belgian drama Hotel Beau Séjour, The Rising will star Danish actress Clara Rugaard, who starred in Netflix's I Am Mother, as Neve Kelly, a young woman who is at first shocked and confused to discover she's dead, and later furious to realise that she was murdered.

The story follows Neve as she becomes determined to find her killer and get justice, believing that the killer was someone she knew.

Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images
Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

The eight-part series will be the first Sky drama produced entirely in-house by Sky Studios and it is set to begin shooting in the Lake District next month. It is described as having a distinctive tone and visual style as it tells a story of love, justice and the cost of pursuing the truth in a world that wants to keep it hidden.

"The unique concept behind The Rising grabbed me instantly. It's a powerful story with a strong and unexpected protagonist at the heart of it," producer Julian Stevens said in a statement (via Deadline).

"We explore subverting tropes throughout, giving agency to our central character and allowing much of narrative to be told from her perspective. It's a pleasure to be working with Sky and our brilliant team on such a compelling and dynamic show."

The Rising also stars I Hate Suzie's Daniel Ings and Silent Witness star Emily Taaffe as Neve's estranged father and mother, while Nenda Neururer, Solly McLeod, Alex Lanipekun and Robyn Cara have all also joined the cast.

Photo credit: Hal Shinnie / Sky UK
Photo credit: Hal Shinnie / Sky UK

The series is written by A Discovery of Witches writers Pete McTighe and Charlene James, who also serve as producers alongside Serena Thompson for Sky Studios and The Fall's Julian Stevens.

The Rising is set to premiere on Sky in 2022.

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