The BBC has announced the top star on its upcoming drama, 'What Remains,' and it will be a familiar face to United Kingdom television viewers.
David Threlfall, who rose to fame for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher on Channel 4's 'Shameless,' will return to television for the first time since that program ended. He will be playing a police detective in the series, which the BBC is billing as a "state-of-the-nation whodunit."
He leads a stacked cast, which includes Russell Tovey (Being Human), Stephen Mackintosh (Criminal Justice), David Bamber (The King’s Speech), Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise To Candleford), Indira Varma (Luther) and Claudie Blakely (The Night Watch).
It marks Threlfall's first TV role since starring in Shameless.
The story of 'What Remains' involves a couple relocating to a new apartment, where they find the remains of a woman who has not been seen for a few years, but was never listed as being a missing person. Threlfall’s character will lead the investigation into what happened to her and how she ended up in the apartment building.
The program will consist of four hour-long episodes and is being directed by Coky Giedroyc (The Hour). Grainne Marmion (Small Island) is producing the series.
This sounds pretty good. The BBC can really put out some top-notch programs when it tries and this seems like it will certainly fit that bill.