’Requiem’ is the title of a brand new BBC psychological thriller that explores the fall-out in a local Welsh community, when a young woman appears out of nowhere, in search of the secrets behind her identity.
Lydia Wilson will star as Matilda, a talented young cellist, whose life is turned upside down by her mother’s suicide. Looking for answers to the mystery in her family takes Lydia to a Welsh town, where a toddler disappeared 23 years before.
‘Requiem’ is co-produced by the same company that brought us ‘The Missing’ and also ‘Indian Summers’, and is penned by Kris Mrksa (Australian hits ‘The Slap, ‘Underbelly’).
The six-episode drama has already secured a slot on the Netflix platform outside the UK, and filming has started in the South Wales town of Newport.
This production is part-funded by the Welsh Government, which has ensured filming takes place there, with all the local investment that brings about.
‘Requiem’ will be hoping to repeat the success of fellow Welsh drama ‘Hinterland’, which has been shown all over the world, billed “the Welsh answer to Wallander” and which will be returning with fresh episodes next month.
Creator and writer Kris Mrksa says: “Requiem is the show I’ve always wanted to make. To be making it with the team at New Pictures, and for the BBC and Netflix, networks that I so greatly admire, really is a dream come true.”