More thrilling drama is set to hit our screens after BBC Cymru Wales has announced that it has commissioned a brand new crime drama. With a strong cast and gripping storyline, The Pact is set to become BBC Wales’ next highly anticipated hit.
As well as Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser, Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch, Coronation Street) and Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), there is a wealth of Welsh talent involved including BAFTA Cymru winner Gabrielle Creevy, Rakie Ayola and Jason Hughes.
Produced by Little Door Productions, it is written and created by Pete McTighe (Doctor Who, A Discovery Of Witches, Wentworth), produced by Catrin Lewis Defis (Bang, Eternal Beauty) and directed by Eric Styles (Hidden) and Rebecca Johnson (The Flash).
The six-part series is due to air in spring 2021 and is the first commission for the Cardiff-based independent production company Little Door Productions.
The project has received funding from Creative Wales. The production will be distributed by Lionsgate.
BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning Nick Andrews says: “The Pact is such an exciting commission for BBC Wales. It builds on our strong portfolio of impactful drama, and like Hinterland, Keeping Faith and Hidden before it, brings together the best in the business to do their best work. It’s a brilliant story and the strong cast and crew make this a highly anticipated series.”
Elwen Rowlands, joint MD of Little Door Productions says: “We are excited to be working with BBC Cymru Wales on our first production. Writer Pete McTighe has created a gripping drama that delivers a huge emotional punch. We look forward to working with our wonderful cast and crew to bring the story to screen.”
Nicola Pearcey, President, UK & Europe at Lionsgate says: “We are so excited to be working with Little Door Productions, Pete McTighe, BBC Cymru Wales and the extended team to bring The Pact to life. It is amazing to be back in production and we cannot wait to bring The Pact to audiences across the world in the near future.”
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas says: “We are delighted to support Little Door with their first series commission, The Pact, for BBC Wales. We are confident that the domestic and international talent assembled, both on and off the screen, will further enhance Wales’ reputation as a top class destination for high end TV drama production.”