‘The Responder’ Trailer: Martin Freeman is a Troubled Cop in Gritty BBC Series


BBC has unveiled the trailer for upcoming gritty cop series The Responder, a five-parter starring the always reliable Martin Freeman.

The tense-looking series has Freeman playing Chris, a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo). Both soon discover that survival in this high pressure, relentless, night-time world will depend on them either helping or destroying each other.

The series was written by Tony Schumacher, who previously penned 2019 British women’s prison drama Clink. Schumacher also happens to be a former police officer, so you can bet he’s bringing a good amount of awareness to this.

“Martin is one of the great British actors,” Schumacher said in a statement. “He brings such a well of talent and humanity that breathes magic into the words I’ve been lucky enough to give him. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see his performance in this role, it’s one I feel very lucky to have had a front-row seat for.”

Directing is Tim Mielants (Peaky Blinders, The Terror, Legion), with a cast that also includes Ian Hart, MyAnna Buring, Kerrie Hayes, Warren Brown, David Bradley, Rita Tushingham, Josh Finan, and Emily Fairn.

No premiere date for The Responder has yet been announced.

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