AMC and U.K. network Alibi are joining forces with Killing Eve producers Sid Gentle Films for a new six-part scripted series called Ragdoll.
Based on the novel by Daniel Cole, the story follows the detectives assigned to investigate a particularly gruesome serial killer. Six people have been murdered, dismembered, and sewn back together into a grotesque single body, nicknamed the Ragdoll.
Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Wolf, recently reinstated to the London Met; his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Wolf’s name among them. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny. A gruesomely imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll also captures the fascinating but flawed friends struggling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma.
Ragdoll will film in London and is slated to air in late 2021. Ms. Marvel's Freddy Syborn will adapt the dark thriller and Sally Woodward Gentle is Executive Producer. No cast has been announced as yet.
“I hope Ragdoll will be a visually exciting, darkly funny thriller in which the personal is the political," Syborn said in a statement. "Above all, I hope our characters can make you laugh, then break your heart.”
"We have enjoyed and been impressed with Sid Gentle Films during our partnership on Killing Eve, so we jumped at the opportunity to work with them again on Ragdoll," AMC president Dan McDermott said. "This dark yet comedic project written by the talented Freddy has the makings of a fast-paced yet cerebral thriller featuring the premium storytelling and compelling characters viewers expect from AMC."
Ragdoll will air on Alibi in the U.K. and AMC here in the States.
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