Roadkill: Everything you need to know about Line of Duty director's new drama 2 weeks ago

Roadkill: Everything you need to know about Line of Duty director's new drama

The director of Line Of Duty is bringing us Roadkill. Get ready.

There's nothing we love more than a good political drama on our screens, so it's good to hear there's a new four part series set to take up some of our time over the next few weeks.

You'd think that we'd have enough of politics from the real world, but real world politics just gives us more of a craving for made up politics because at the end of the day both seem a little bit unbelievable.

BBC's Roadkill is looking set to be the talk of the town upon its release, and from the director of Line of Duty, you'd be surprised if it wasn't.

Here's all you need to know...

The story

The series follows a controversial Conservative minister who finds himself in a difficult situation when some personal revelations are brought up that could put his career in jeopardy.

Hugh Laurie, who plays the minister in question, says: “There are three or four different stories interlocking in different places with different hopes or dreams being realised or dashed.”

“Mine is a parallel world to the real one, and there is no secret passage between the two," adds writer David Hare.

"You will be wasting your time if you think that the purpose of the series is to work out who everyone is ‘meant to be’."

You'll also be happy to hear that in Roadkill, "neither Covid nor Brexit consume every politician’s waking hour." Great.

The cast

So, of course there's an amazing cast lined up for the series.

Hugh Laurie takes on the role of Peter Laurence, Helen McCrory plays Prime Minister Dawn Ellison, Pippa Bennett-Warner stars as barrister Rochelle Madeley, and Olivia Vinall is private secretary to the Prime Minister.

Laurie says: “The story is in some regards about the price he is prepared to pay to get to the top position and the price that he forces everyone else to pay, principally his family but also those who pledge their loyalty to him.

"He is a man who is relatively free of the gravity of guilt and whose life mission is to keep moving forward and not to look back."

When can we watch?

Theres no exact release date just yet but the BBC says all four episodes of Roadkill will be coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

We'll keep you updated.