Informer is directed by Jonny Campbell, and written by new talent Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, and today we’ve got the first look at lead Nabhaan Rizwan. The BBC’s new six-part contemporary thriller comes to BBC One later this year and then airs on Amazon Prime Video in the US following the UK broadcast.
They’ve also assembled a smart cast that includes Paddy Considine, Bel Powley, Jessica Raine, Sharon D. Clarke, Sunetra Sarker and Roger Jean Nsengiyumva. Here’s some official synopsis:
Informer is a sophisticated, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young, second generation Pakistani man from East London (Nabhaan Rizwan) who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism officer (Paddy Considine) to go undercover and inform for him. Gabe, who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner (Bel Powley) whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three get higher and higher. Informer tells a story about identity in a world where lines are increasingly being drawn and sides are being taken. What happens when you, or your friends, family or neighbours fall on the wrong side of that line and the personal becomes political?
Produced by Neal Street Productions, we’ll bring you all the latest on Informer as we hear it.
(Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian)