BBC and Red Seam have officially announced the cast for "The Way," an exciting and daring drama written by James Graham and directed by Michael Sheen. This captivating series, co-created by Sheen, Graham, and Adam Curtis, has been developed and executive produced by Bethan Jones. Produced by Red Seam, a Wales-based company, in association with Little Door Productions, filming for the three-part drama has commenced in Port Talbot. "The Way" follows the journey of an average family entangled in a remarkable sequence of events that reverberate beyond their hometown.
Steffan Rhodri (Steeltown Murders, Gavin and Stacey), Mali Harries (Keeping Faith, Hinterland), Sophie Melville (The Pact, Iphigenia In Splott), Callum Scott Howells (It's A Sin, Cabaret) and Michael Sheen (Staged, Good Omens) lead the cast as the Driscoll family with, Maja Laskowska (Trigonometry, Baptise) as a young women caught up in the family's escape.
Luke Evans (Nine Perfect Strangers, The Pembrokeshire Murders) stars as Hogwood, a mercenary in pursuit of the Driscolls, with Tom Cullen (The Gold, Weekend), Danny Sapani (Killing Eve, The Diplomat), Mark Lewis Jones (Outlander, The Crown), Paul Rhys (Discovery of Witches , Chaplin), Erin Richards (The Crown, Gotham), Aneurin Barnard (The Catch, 1899),Catherine Ayers (The Light in the Hall, Keeping Faith), Jonathan Nefydd (Pobol y Cwm, Grav), Matthew Aubrey (Keeping Faith, World on Fire),) and Andria Doherty (It's a Sin) all playing key roles across the series. Child actor Teilo James Le Masurier will make his screen debut as Rhys, the Driscoll's 4-year-old grandson.
Ambitious, powerful and surprising, The Way taps into the social and political chaos of today's world by imagining a civil uprising which begins in a small industrial town. Fleeing unrest, The Driscolls are forced to escape the country they've always called home and the certainties of their old lives. Will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future?
The Way is an emotional and darkly humorous story about what it means to be faced with impossible choices.
Director, co-creator and executive producer Michael Sheen says: "I feel very lucky to get to work every day with these phenomenal actors. We've always had so much acting talent here in Wales and I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to tell this extraordinary story with the very best at work today."
The Way was co-commissioned with BBC Cymru Wales and will air on BBC One and iPlayer.