BBC has released a trailer for BBC Drama 2019, highlighting that this is the place to find your next drama obsession.
The 60-second promo gives viewers glimpses into a variety of shows and films, such as the award-winning crime drama series Luther, starring Idris Elba as the title character DCI John Luther. The highly anticipated fifth season of Luther will be returning to screens this New Year’s Day and the four brand new episodes will be shown on consecutive nights this week from January 1 to 4 at 9pm. Scenes from the BBC One fan favourites Call The Midwife and Silent Witness, set to return this January, are also shown. The anticipated Line of Duty returns with Stephen Graham as the new guest lead and Peaky Blinders makes its move to BBC One. There will also be the thrilling new drama Baptiste, starring Tchéky Karyo and Tom Hollander. Suranne Jones will star as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, the remarkable Regency landowner who sets her sights on marrying Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle.
Dublin Murders, based on Tana French’s bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels, will introduce Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox, and the new drama Years & Years, described as “a unique and ambitious drama charting one family surviving the future,” features Emma Thompson leading a dynamic cast. The political and psychological thriller MotherFatherSon, which is “an unflinching study of power, and how even the mightiest of empires can be in peril when a family turns on each other,” stars Richard Gere, Helen McCrory and Billy Howle. Babou Ceesay and Jill Halfpenny lead the cast of Dark Mon£y, a new topical drama which sees an ordinary London family decide to accept a substantial pay-off from a renowned filmmaker to keep silent about the abuse of their youngest son. The emotional Gold Digger, which tells the story of a wealthy 60-year old woman falling in love with a man 26 years her junior, features Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes.
Further BBC Drama highlights include an adaptation of critically acclaimed young adult novel Noughts and Crosses, Trigonometry – a love story about three people who are made for each other, the fifth and final series of Poldark, and Golden Globe nominated and BBC iPlayer box set smash hit Killing Eve, which will also return to screens for a second series.
The song used in the trailer is the 2015 single “Fire” by English singer, songwriter, and musician Barns Courtney, from in the 2015 Bradley Cooper movie Burnt. The track was also used in the advertisement of the 23rd season of “Top Gear” in early 2016, in the opening scene of Suits (Season 7 Episode 1) in July 2017, in an episode of Teen Wolf and in one episode of Lucifer, as well as in the 2017 documentary We, the Marines, narrated by Gene Hackman.