BBC has released the trailer for its upcoming police drama series The Responder, written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher and produced by the makers of The Salisbury Poisonings.
According to the official synopsis, the show, set to hold “a mirror up to the emotional extremes of life on the front line of British policing”, stars Martin Freeman as Chris, “a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool”.
The cast also includes Harry Potter’s Ian Hart and David Bradley, Vera’s Kerrie Hayes, The Witcher’s MyAnna Buring, Ridley Road’s Rita Tushingham, Luther’s Warren Brown, Hellboy’s Josh Finan and Emily Fairn.
The trailer features Freeman’s character interacting with family and those in the back of his police car, all while striving for a “normal” life. The promo also shows that he is paired with partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo) and how his life unravels as the stakes increase.
The song used in the trailer is the 2017 single “Lord” by Scottish band Young Fathers, from their third album, Cocoa Sugar.
Season 1 of The Responder, consisting of five episodes, will premiere on 24 January.