Keeley Hawes' unsettling new drama

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Keeley Hawes' unsettling new drama credit:Bang Showbiz
Keeley Hawes' unsettling new drama credit:Bang Showbiz

Keeley Hawes' 'The Midwich Cuckoos' has "elements of horror".

The 46-year-old actress stars in Sky's adaptation of the classic John Wyndham novel and writer/creator David Farr warned viewers will find the story unsettling.

According to Radio Times, he said: "The phrase ‘Community horror’ has been used. I’m not convinced it’s completely a horror.

"But it does have elements, certainly. And it certainly portrays a community under intense pressure. Will that community crack and destroy itself?"

The show - starring Hawes, Aisling Loftus and Max Beesley - takes place in a small town, where a mysterious blackout leaves everyone in the village unconscious, before they wake up to find all of the women are pregnant.

Keeley said: "Our version of 'The Midwich Cuckoos' is set in the picture-perfect town of Midwich, where nothing very much happens.

"Something very odd happens to the women in particular. They have all fallen pregnant... mysteriously.

“The experience that these characters have... some of them think, ‘actually all my dreams have come true, and this is what I’ve wanted all my life'.

“And it becomes apparent quite quickly that you should be careful what you wish for.”

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