Rose Ayling-Ellis to hit our screens in leading role:

The Eastenders star who wowed judges on Strictly Come Dancing will star and be an executive producer for an adaptation of Will Dean’s Dark Pines, the first novel in the Tuva Moodyson Mysteries.

The series follows a deaf reporter who works for a small local paper in her Scottish hometown. The reporter hopes to shine through with a story that will make a name for herself. Unfortunately, the way this materialises is in the form of a story regarding the return of a serial killer returning after 20 years away. Despite making front-page stories that could significantly boost her career, is this perhaps a step towards a dangerous ending?

The thriller will be forged as a six-part thriller and should not be missed.

Ayling-Ellis will be executive producing alongside some very talented producers that include Caroline skinner (Doctor Who, Our Girl) and Belinda Campbell (Death in Paradise, Beyond Paradise). The scriptwriter of this crime drama is Charlotte Jones, who is best known for ‘The Halcyon’.

Carole Skinner said, “Will’s Tuva Moodyson novels are atmospheric, bold, and riveting, and as soon as we read DARK PINES, we knew we wanted to develop it for screen. In Charlotte’s thrilling adaptation, Tuva jumps off the page as a true original, and nobody could capture her drive, determination, intensity, and warm humour better than Rose- we are beyond thrilled she is on board to bring this iconic leading character to life”.

Rose Ayling-Ellis stated that she “Can’t wait to get started on Tuva! As soon as I read Charlotte’s scripts and then dived further into Will’s books, I just knew this was a role I wanted to play and a world I wanted to explore! It’s especially exciting for me to bring this to life alongside other deaf characters. This is a dream team to work with and I have no doubts this will be a story that everyone will enjoy”.

We look forward to seeing these crime novels come to life on our screens. We are certain that Rose will do a fabulous job in playing this role and we cannot wait for what we are sure will be a great success of a series!

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