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Friday 27 October 2023

First images for supernatural new BBC drama about modern witches, Domino Day

Just in time for Halloween, the BBC has unveiled a sneak peek of its upcoming contemporary witch-themed drama, "Domino Day." This original series has been created and scripted by the BAFTA-nominated Lauren Sequeira, and it's been brought to life through the development and production efforts of Fremantle's Dancing Ledge Productions (known for "The Responder" and "The Salisbury Poisoning") for the BBC. "Domino Day" is set to debut in early 2024 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

Set and filmed in Manchester, this supernatural six-part series stars the BAFTA-nominated Siena Kelly (renowned for "Adult Material" and "Hit & Run") in the lead role as Domino Day. Domino is not your typical dating app user; she's not searching for her soulmate, but rather, she's on the hunt.

As a young witch possessing extraordinary powers, Domino is in desperate need of a community that can help her unravel her identity. However, she doesn't have to look far, as a coven of witches is closely monitoring her every move. They are convinced that they must stop her before her powers lead to the destruction of everyone and everything around her.

When a dangerous figure from Domino's past resurfaces, it begs the question: Will this be a fresh start for them all, or will it culminate in a final showdown?

In the new images, Siena Kelly can be seen in the role of Domino, alongside a talented cast that includes Babirye Bukilwa as Sammie, Poppy Lee Friar as Geri, Alisha Bailey as Kat, Molly Harris as Jules, Sam Howard Sneyd as Silas, and Percelle Ascott as Leon. The series also features Lucy Cohu, Christopher Jeffers, and Jonah Rzeskiewicz.

The creator of "Domino Day," Lauren Sequeira, remarked, "I cannot wait for the world to meet this amazing cast, led by the sensational Siena Kelly. Don't expect broomsticks, pointy hats, and wands - these are witches like you've never seen before; cool, provocative, and full of grit. They are all simply spellbinding on screen, and Siena is the perfect Domino Day."

"Domino Day," consisting of six 45-minute episodes, is created and scripted by Lauren Sequeira, with individual episodes crafted by Charlene James and Haleema Mirza. The series is helmed by directors Eva Sigurdardottir and Nadira Amrani, with Nick Pitt serving as the producer. Executive producers for the series are Lauren Sequeira, Laurence Bowen, Chris Carey, and Elinor Day for Dancing Ledge Productions, along with Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for the BBC.

"Domino Day" is scheduled to air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in early 2024, with global distribution handled by Fremantle.

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