Iain De Caestedecker will appear alongside Hugh Laurie in a new satirical political drama for the BBC, Roadkill.
The new four part series written by David Hare and directed by Michael Keillor (Line of Duty) tells the story of Peter Laurence (Laurie) a Conservative minister described as “naturally gifted” with a “mix of charm, intelligence, charisma and high humour.” and his attempts to survive a “series of public revelations about his private life and his work as a minister.”
Writer David Hare insists that none of his characters are based on real people and that the series is set in a “parallel world”. “You will be wasting your time if you think that the purpose of the series is to work out who everyone is ‘meant to be’. In Roadkill, neither Covid nor Brexit consume every politician’s waking hour,” he said.
Iain will play Duncan Knock, a political adviser whilst Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) will play prime minister, Dawn Ellison.
Watch the trailer below:
The series is set to air later this year.