The Walking Dead’s Samantha Morton to guide Paramount+ thriller The Burning Girls alongside Bridgerton star Ruby Stokes
The Walking Dead’s Samantha Morton and Bridgerton’s Ruby Stokes have been forged in forthcoming Paramount+ series The Burning Girls.
Double Oscar nominee Morton, 45, will play the lead role within the show, based on the 2021 novel by CJ Tudor, Deadline reports.
Morton plays reverend named Jack Brooks, a single parent who’s haunted by a tragedy from her past, in addition to her husband’s death.
News! The Walking Dead’s Samantha Morton and Bridgerton’s Ruby Stokes have been forged in a forthcoming Paramount+ series; pictured in 2019
Stokes, 22, will play Morton’s daughter Flo, described as a singular teen.
Together they arrive in a village called Chapel Croft, anticipating recent beginnings.
Nevertheless it doesn’t take them long to search out that they’ve moved to a community filled with ‘conspiracies and secrets.’
The series is coming from Buccaneer Media, and CEO Tony Wood said, ‘We couldn’t be happier with The Burning Girls forged as we start production this week.’
The chief added, ‘The depth of talent is substantial.’
Coming soon: The 2 women, 45 and 22, will star in Burning Girls, based on the 2021 novel by CJ Tudor; seen in 2019
Also set to seem within the show are Conrad Khan of Peaky Blinders, Rupert Graves, Elodie Grace Orkin of Stranger Things, and more.
Each Morton and Stokes are also currently busy with other projects – Morton in Starz’ Serpent Queen, and Stokes in Lockwood & Co. on Netflix.
The upcoming TV series will even see appearances from Janie Dee, David Dawson, Paul Bradley, Jane Lapotaire, Jack Roth, Mollie Holder, Safia Oakley-Green, Beth Cordingly and John Macmillian.
And concerning the narrative of the book, Wood said last 12 months, ‘The Burning Girls is a terrific story; it’s very easy to see how CJ Tudor has risen to the highest of the charts in pretty short order. Her ability to inform a very gripping story is outstanding.’
One other star: Also set to seem within the show is Conrad Khan of Peaky Blinders; pictured in June