The businesswoman will be played by Anna Friel (Public Enemies) and the charismatic homeless man will be played by, none other than, Nonso Anozie!
Rounding out the cast will be Idris’ Luther co-star Steven Mackintosh, playing an office colleague of Anna Friel’s at the successful London accounting firm they both work for, and Reggie Yates (Doctor Who – he’s also black by the way) as Friel’s stylish assistant.
The complex office dynamic unravels when Friel’s character befriends Anozie’s, subsequently exposing some uncomfortable truths about both Friel’s work and private life.
Not much else is given, except to say that the story challenges social norms and sensitively examines the nuances of relationships.
The Pavement Chronicles joins a host of other acclaimed Playhouse Presents dramas and comedies that have seen talents like Emma Thompson portray Queen Elizabeth II in Walking The Dogs, as well as Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe in the minisiries A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
So it sounds like Idris and his project are in good company here!
According to Sky, the half-hour drama will debut this spring, but no exact date is given.
No trailer yet either; but we’ll be watching this closely…
Nice to see the Idris/Nonso tag team there, and I’m looking forward to seeing what develops.