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Further Casting Revealed for Showtrial


The BBC hit anthology series Showtrial has unveiled more cast members set to feature in its second installment.

As previously revealed, Showtrial season two will star BAFTA winner Adeel Akhtar, Nathalie Armin and Michael Socha. The cast now also includes BAFTA winner Francesca Annis (Fresh & Blood, Home Fires), Joe Dempsie (Pieces of Her, Game of Thrones) and Nina Toussaint-White (Bodyguard, Witness Number 3).

Also joining the cast are Zoe Telford (Men Only, Teachers), Fisayo Akinade (Heartstopper, Dangerous Liaisons), Tom Padley (The Lost Pirate Kingdom, Silent Witness), Kerrie Hayes (Blue Jean, Tin Star), Ali Khan (A Haunting in Venice, Everyone Else Burns), Daniel Kendrick (Inside Man, Call the Midwife), Frankie Wilson (Against the Ice, The Souvenir) and Anna Próchniak (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Baptiste).

Anna Wilson Jones (Victoria, Harlots), John Light (Around the World in 80 Days, Mars) and Aidan McArdle (Spy Master, The Duchess) will also feature, alongside Daisy Badger (The Sandman, Doctors), Flora Montgomery (The Crown, Bloodlands), Pearce Quigley (Detectorists, The Wheel of Time), John Marquez (Doc Martin, Britannia), Anna Healy (Mother’s Day, Inside I’m Dancing) and Barney Fishwick (Living, The Buccaneers).

The new season, featuring the brand-new cast and new murder investigation, will this time focus on the trial of Officer X, a policeman accused of murdering a climate change activist.

Ben Richards, creator and writer of the show, commented, “Watching new cast added is always one of the most rewarding elements of creating a show. It is truly a privilege to have actors of such variety and talent.”

Dempsie said, “I’m such a fan of everyone involved in this, and can’t wait to bring Ben Richards’ compelling scripts to life with all of them.”

Annis added, “Ben is a wonderful writer, and I am thrilled to bring the complex character of Dame Harriet Kenny to life. I was enamored by the scripts and left guessing until the final page.”

About Alexa Alfano

Alexa Alfano is associate editor at World Screen. She can be reached at aalfano@worldscreen.com.


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