Lydia West has joined the stellar cast of the series which Netflix has taken international rights to.
The limited series is from writer Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock) who is keeping the details of the plot under wraps unwilling to share how the story will conclude. What has been revealed is that it is a four-part series that centres on a prisoner on death row in the U.S., a vicar in a quiet English town, and a maths teacher trapped in a cellar, as they cross paths in the most unexpected way.
Lydia West (It’s A Sin) will join Oscar-nominated Supernova and Spotlight star Stanley Tucci who will take the lead role, rounding off the cast so far are David Tenant (Doctor Who, Staged) and Dolly Wells (The Pursuit of Love, Dracula).
Sherlock director Paul McGuigan will helm the series, with Alex Mercer producing. Executive producers are Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films and Ben Irving for the BBC. Chris Sussman oversees for Netflix. Inside Man was first commissioned in 2019 by BBC drama director Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer.
Husband and wife Moffat and Vertue said they can’t wait to “crawl out of our lockdown bunker” to get to work on the series, which Sussman described as “fiendishly clever.” Wenger added that the combination of the script and cast will create “television magic.”
BBC Studios brokered the deal with Netflix, which will stream the show outside of the UK and Ireland.
West is repped by Independent Talent, WME, and Untitled Ent.