Keeley Hawes, Emma Appleton, Luke Treadway and Michael Stuhlbarg confirmed for 'Jerusalem'

Casting confirmed on C4 drama Jerusalem (w/t) as filming gets underway

Series co-produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Group’s Twenty Twenty and 42

Emma Appleton (Clique) Michael Stuhlbarg (Shape Of Water, Call Me By Your Name, The Looming Tower, The Post, Boardwalk Empire) Luke Treadaway (Ordeal by Innocence, Fortitude, Unbroken), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, The Missing, Line of Duty) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Last Post, The Child in Time) to star in this compelling new period thriller. 

Filming has begun on new Bash Doran drama Jerusalem (w/t).

Jerusalem is a brand new thriller set in the aftermath of the Second World War that centres around a seismic moment in history, when Britain was struggling to define itself in a new world order. The story revolves around Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton), a bold and ambitious 20-something woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945, just as Attlee's Labour party sweeps to victory, defeating Churchill in an electoral bolt from the blue. Her ambition to make something of her life is unrecognised by her family but encouraged by her American lover, Peter, played by Matt Lauria (Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) and does not go unnoticed by fellow American and zealot Rowe (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Feef agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans, who are determined to make sure England's burgeoning Socialist ambitions don't play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of, Feef must learn to think for herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no-one is what they seem.

Things are further complicated when Feef meets Hugh (Luke Treadaway) a Socialist and idealist, and newly elected Labour MP. Will he cause her to question her loyalty to the Americans? And what role does Jarvis (Stephen Campbell Moore) play?

Priscilla (Keeley Hawes) is Feef’s exacting boss at the civil service. She proves a difficult person for Feef to win over and becomes an unlikely role model of what a woman can achieve in a man's world.

Today, as the world finds itself at the mercy of ever shifting global alliances, nuclear anxiety and strained political relations, Jerusalem explores a time wracked by fear and mistrust, but shaped by hope. 

Joining the cast is Brandon P Bell (Dear White People).

Created and written by Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire and Looming Tower, Masters of Sex) Jerusalem will be the multiple award-winning playwright and screenwriter’s first original commission for British TV and is a Twenty Twenty (part of Warner Bros. International Television Production based in the UK) and 42 production, Executive Produced by Eleanor Moran (Rome) and Rory Aitken (Watership Down) for 42 and Emma Willis (A House Through Time) and Tim Carter (Garrow’s Law) for Twenty Twenty. Producer is Rhonda Smith (Fresh Meat, Life in Squares).

The 6X60’ series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Beth Willis Head of Drama and Simon Maxwell, Head of International Drama, and is co-funded by Channel 4 and all3Media international.


About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded, not-for-profit public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, and digital service All 4.

About Twenty Twenty
Twenty Twenty is a multi-award winning production company that have been making original, innovative programmes for global audiences since 1982. From documentary, reality, entertainment, drama and children’s, Twenty Twenty have won numerous awards for their work including recognition from BAFTA, Emmy, Grierson and the Royal Television Society.

Shows they have created include First Dates, which has launched in 19 different territories around the world and The Choir franchise, now celebrating over 12 years of collaboration with Gareth Malone. Most recently, First Dates Hotel returned to Channel 4 for an acclaimed second series, and brand new series A House Through Time, presented by David Olusoga, became one of BBC Two’s best-ever rating historical series.

Twenty Twenty is part of the Warner Bros. International Television Production group and based in the UK.

About 42
42 is a London and LA-based production and management company, producing films and television drama, and representing actors, writers, directors, producers, casting directors and media book rights. 

They are currently in production on Watership Down for the BBC and Netflix, starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega and Gemma Arterton; and in post production on films including André Øvredal’s MORTAL; THE TITAN starring Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling; and IN DARKNESS, directed by Anthony Byrne and starring Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein.

Josh Varney and Ben Pugh will act as co-executive producers of Jerusalem for 42.

About all3media international
all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.

The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice.

Our catalogue contains over 8,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include National Treasure, The Missing, Clique, Safe House, Indian Summers, Liar and Hinterland.Our contemporary comedy slate features Fleabag and GameFace. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The Gadget Show and The Cube.

As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.

Watch the trailer for Clique starring Emma Appleton, Keeley Hawes on The Graham Norton Show, and Luke Treadway below:

March 26, 2018 4:35am ET by Channel 4  

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