Last year, Welsh-made drama The Pact hooked viewers with its twists on a silly farce that goes awry and ends in murder in the middle of the woods. Now the drama, which starred Laura Fraser, Julie Hesmondshalgh, Eiry Thomas and Heledd Gwynn in the first installment, is getting a second series, albeit with a completely new cast and storyline.
The second series is currently filming in Wales and will star Bafta winner Rakie Ayola, who starred in the first series as the Holland-loving detective, but this time around she will star as the social worker Christine whose loyalty, along with her family, is tested when they are confronted by a stranger. It will also feature Elizabeth Berrington of Stella, The Nevers and recently The Responder, Lisa Palfrey of Sex Education and Line of Duty, Christian Patterson (Mr Selfridge, In My Skin), Matthew Gravelle (Broadchurch, Keeping Faith), Aaron Anthony (Behind His Eyes) and Jacob Ifan (Bang, A Discovery of Witches) join the cast. Plus rising stars Jordan Wilks (Freshers) and Welsh talent including Lloyd Everitt (Casualty, The Deceived) and Mali Ann Rees (Tourist Trap, Hidden).
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Written again by Pete McTighe and made in Wales with Little Door Productions, the second series of The Pact will have more twists as the family of Christine, Will, Jamie and daughter Megan try to move on with their lives after the tragic death recent from their brother. Liam. As they eagerly await Megan’s wedding, the family’s lives are turned upside down when a stranger, Connor (Jordan Wilks), comes to town claiming a connection no one could have imagined. As buried secrets are revealed, they must reflect on who they are and wrestle with morality and shared loyalty. As their lives spiral out of control, a terrible pact may be all that can save them.
Star and executive producer Rakie Ayola, who won a Bafta for Best Supporting Actress in 2021 for her role in Anthony, said: “I’m delighted to be working with Little Door and BBC Wales again at the helm of this talented cast to bring the wonderfully mysterious story of Pete As Executive Producer of this series, it is extremely important to me to see the wealth of opportunities this production provides for both established talent and newcomers to the industry, behind and in front of the camera.
Elwen Rowlands, Executive Producer of Little Door Productions, added: “We are delighted to be working with BBC Wales, BBC Drama and Pete McTighe on a new series of The Pact and to have the brilliant Rakie Ayola leading a cast. of established and emerging talent. . It’s a gothic tale that puts lovable and complex characters under extreme pressure, forcing them to confront their pasts. We can’t wait to bring it to the screen.”
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