EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead) is to lead Paramount+’s hot girls beside Bridgerton star Ruby Stokes, Deadline can reveal.
the show of Marcela Adapted from a CJ Tudor novel, producer Buccaneer Media has gone into production and follows a town haunted by a dark and turbulent history.
Morton will play Reverend Jack Brooks, a single mother haunted by a tragedy at her former church and bearing responsibility for her husband’s death. Stokes is Ella Flo’s daughter, a teenager who marches to the beat of her own drum. Both arrive at Chapel Croft hoping for a fresh start, however they soon find the town riddled with conspiracies and secrets.
The thriller was one of Paramount+’s first UK commissions and the broadcaster has since ordered the doll factorywhat’s more Buccaneer, an adaptation of Elizabeth Macneal’s Sunday Times best-selling novel.
hot girls has also pinned the rest of its cast, with Conrad Khan (peaky blinders), Rupert Graves (Sherlock, Emma), Strange things starring Elodie Grace Orkin, Janie Dee, David Dawson (The Last Kingdom), paul bradley (EastEnders), Jane Lapotaire (The crown, Marie Curie), jack roth (Bohemian Rhapsody), Mollie Holder (sanditon), Safia Oakley-Green (The Origin, Sherwood), Beth Cordingly (learn to walk again) and John Macmillan (House of the Dragon) joining Morton and Stokes.
The Walking Dead star Morton is currently appearing in the Starz period dramathe snake queen like Catherine de’ Medici. Stokes played Francesca Bridgerton in Netflix’s hit regency drama Shonda Rhimes, though she has been replaced by Hannah Dodds for season three and will instead lead the Netflix series. lockwood and company
“We couldn’t be happier with girls on fire cast when we start production this week,” said Buccaneer Media CEO Tony Wood. “The depth of talent is substantial.”
Morton is represented by CVGG, Omni Artists Ltd and Gang, Tyre, Brown & Pass and UTA.