A new eight-part drama for BBC Two, written by Tom Rob Smith and starring Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle, and Sarah Lancashire.
Max (Richard Gere) owns one of the world’s most influential media empires. Information is his trade: he holds dark secrets on everyone, and uses his power ruthlessly.
His son Caden (Billy Howle) is the youngest ever editor of Max’s prized newspaper, The National Reporter. But Caden is crumbling under the pressure of his father’s expectations, numbing his pain with drugs and excess. When Caden suffers a massive stroke, he’s left like a helpless child, battling to rebuild his life.
For Kathryn (Helen McCrory) - Max’s estranged wife - this is a second chance to be a mother to her son. A respected former journalist from a wealthy British family, she’s determined to reconnect with the sensitive boy Max ripped away from her.
As Max and Kathryn fight for the soul of their son, another fight is about to begin. Caden knows secrets that could bring Max’s empire crashing down. And Caden’s silence can’t be bought. This is a fight for family, a fight for truth - a fight for the heart of the nation.
Cast and Creative Team
Max Finch - Richard Gere Kathryn Villiers - Helen McCrory Caden Finch - Billy Howle Lauren Elgood - Pippa Bennett-Warner Angela Howard MP - Sarah Lancashire Maggie Barns - Sinéad Cusack Nick Caplan - Paul Ready Scott Ruskin - Joseph Mawle Jahan Zakari - Danny Sapani Orla Maguire - Niamh Algar Kali Elgood - Karen Bryson Andrew Bentham - Steven Cree
Created and written by Tom Rob Smith Directed by James Kent and Charles Sturridge Produced by Lisa Osborne
Executive Producers are Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios Drama London, Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC, Alan Poul, Sharon Bloom, and Tom Rob Smith.