BBC One announces new drama From Darkness by writer Katie Baxendale

From Darkness brings new writing talent to BBC One - Katie Baxendale’s first original commission is a powerful and provocative new serial.Charlotte Moore
Date: 22.08.2014     Last updated: 22.08.2014 at 14.45
In her first original series commission, From Darkness is a 4x60' serial written by Katie Baxendale (Sugar Rush). It has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and is produced by BBC Drama North for BBC One.

When Clare Church left the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in the mid-90s, she turned her back on a world of misogyny and chauvinism, where it seemed you had to think and act like a man to succeed in a man's world.

Ignored in the office and second place in her relationship with her married DI, Clare found solace instead on the remote island of Canna, with her new man, Norrie, and daughter Megan.

Now, as four bodies from Clare's past investigations are unearthed, Clare finds herself getting pulled back in to a world she'd long since left behind and a case that only she can solve.

Battling her own demons, Clare feels the dual pull of a vocation that sustained her and a man she once loved… but can she protect herself from the darkness this time?

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, says: "From Darkness brings new writing talent to BBC One - Katie Baxendale’s first original commission is a powerful and provocative new serial."

From Darkness explores what sustains our souls and questions whether you should you do something that you're good at, even if it's bad for you…

Developed by Drama North from an a original pitch as part of a BBC Writersroom scheme, From Darkness was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama.

The serial is executive produced by Hilary Martin (In The Flesh, The Secret Of Crickley Hall), the development producer is Simon Judd and it is made by BBC Drama North for BBC One. It will film in the North of England, early 2015 and casting will be announced in due course.

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