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PARAMOUNT+ Announces Release of Prequel Series to Jonathan Glazer’s 2000 British Crime Feature ‘SEXY BEAST’

Paramount+ has today confirmed a prequel series to Jonathan Glazer’s 2000 British crime feature Sexy Beast which will be launching exclusively on the 25th January 2024 in the U.K., U.S. and international territories where the streaming service is available. In anticipation of the release a selection of first look photos have been released featuring the forthcoming series’ stars.

The prequel series will explore the origins of Gal Dove (James McArdle – “Mare of Easttown,” “Angels in America”) and Don Logan’s (Emun Elliott – “The Rig,” “The Gold”) complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with DeeDee Harrison (Sarah Greene – “Bad Sisters,” “Normal People”), a captivating adult film star whose ambitions to control her own personal destiny and her love affair with Gal threatens everything in their world.

Stephen Moyer (“Shots Fired,” “True Blood”) plays Teddy Bass, a treacherous, rising name in the gangster world, who seduces Gal and Don into his criminal web, and Tamsin Greig (“Episodes,” “Friday Night Dinner”) is Don’s pathologically controlling and formidable older sister Cecilia.

Commenting on the what we can expect from the prequel, series star McArdle says, “I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world … The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior – I’m looking forward to everyone being able to re-discover these characters and find out.”

The cast is rounded out with Eliza Bennett (“Dynasty”), Clea Martin (“Hanna”), Nicholas Nunn (“The Victim”), Peter Ferdinando (“The Letter For The King”), John Dagleish (“The Third Day”), Robbie Gee (“Motherland”), Paul Kaye (“The Stranger”), Lex Shrapnel (“Infiniti”), Cally Lawrence (“Who Is Alice”), David Kennedy (“Hollyoaks”), Julian Rhind-Tutt (“Greenwing”), Ralph Brown (“Godfather of Harlem”), Nitin Ganatra (“EastEnders”) and Alice Bailey Johnson (“This Is Going to Hurt”).

“Sexy Beast” wrapped filming on location in Liverpool earlier this year, and is produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content in association with PTIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith and David Caffrey are executive producers, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

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