The Red King cast - Alibi drama launches with Jill Halfpenny, Bridgerton icon and Vigil star

The Red King on Alibi
The Red King on Alibi -Credit:Brentwood Gazette

The Red King launches on Alibi on Wednesday night and anyone who tunes in will be greeted by the sight of a few well known faces as Geordie star Jill Halfpenny shares a screen with a member of Bridgerton royalty and stars of TV's Vigil and Van der Valk.

Filmed last year, The Red King sees disgruntled cop Grace Narayan, sent to the tiny fictional island of St. Jory as she tries to get to the bottom of the unsolved case of missing teenager Cai, having to navigate the strange and unwelcoming locals and their connection to a cult as she searches for answers.

A teaser for the series adds: "The Red King is a character-driven mystery-thriller, that combines the powerful story of a knotty police investigation with chilling, atmospheric folk-horror through the island’s eerie past devotion to a pagan God called the Red King and the cult of the True Way."

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As well as Waterloo Road and The Holiday star Jill, who was recently on screen in opinion dividing Channel 5 thriller The Cuckoo, The Red King is led by Anjli Mohindra, well known for her roles in Vigil and The Lazarus Project, Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh, as Lady Heather Nancarrow and Van der Valk lead Marc Warren.

The Red King cast on Alibi

Anjli Mohindra as Grace Narayan

Adjoa Andoh as Lady Heather Nancarrow

Marc Warren as Dr Ian Prideaux

Jill Halfpenny as Ann Fletcher

Mark Lewis Jones as Gruffudd Prosser

James Bamford as Owen Parry

Sam Swainsbury as Father Douglas Carrisford

Lu Corfield as Lowri Bain

Oliver Ryan as Mihangel Pugh

Maeve Courtier-Lilley as Winter Bain

Tuyen Do as Minh Prosser

Lloyd Meredith as Eric Crowther

Dylan Jones as Alun Crowther

Rosie Sheehy as Elan Parry

Lauren Morais as Lucy

Aled Ap Steffan as Silas