Channel 4 Factual is making moves in the drama space, commissioning the revenge thriller Shamed (working title).
Produced by Minnow Films, the hour-long drama stars Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror). Anthony Philipson (My Mad Fat Diary, 24 Hours in A&E) is writing and directing.
The story centers on 27-year-old Sarah Ivy (Marsay), who manages to kidnap two men to get revenge for something that happened to her ten years ago.
Nick Mirsky, the head of documentaries at Channel 4, said, “This is a modern revenge story brilliantly crafted with a mixture of documentary curiosity and dramatic intensity. I am really proud to have it coming from the documentaries department.”
Philipson commented: “I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity by the factual department to write and direct my first-ever single drama. It’s an important story that deals with a very modern phenomenon but with a surprising and dramatic interpretation.”