John Simm to star in original drama for Alibi

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John SimmAs first confirmed on Production Intelligence, a shiny new drama called I, Jack Wright is in the pipeline at Federation Storiesl, with filming due to begin imminently. 


The original, 6 x 60’ series is for UKTV’s crime channel, Alibi, and is from seasoned scribe Chris Lang.

When powerful businessman Jack Wright apparently takes his own life, his will causes aftershocks among the family. When it is discovered that Jack had actually been murdered, the police train their sights on the feuding relatives.  


John Simm stars as Gray Wright, with Nikki Amuka-Bird star as Sally Wright, alongside John Simm as Gray Wright and Gemma Jones as Rose Wright. 

The executive producers are Polly Williams, Arielle Gottlieb, Lang and Tom Vaughan, and Helen Perry for UKTV. The series is directed by Tom Vaughan and produced by Nickie Sault. Shoot dates can be found on Production Intelligence.  

Writer Lang said: ‘I'm so excited to be about to start shooting I, Jack Wright, and delighted to have assembled such an astonishing cast and creative team. Wills are extraordinary documents. The preferment of one sibling or another, one friend, one wife, one husband, is often seen as an expression of who was loved more (or less) with the very person who can explain the document’s true meaning, unable to. 

“They can be used to punish, to reveal long buried secrets, to disinherit and destroy, as well as to bring succour, to affirm love, and make dreams come true. They are the most potent echo of the ended life, for good and for bad, and the will of Jack Wright is no exception - so buckle up, it's going to be quite a ride!"

John Simm image credit: rodwey2004 and Creative Commons. 

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