Created and written by Nick Love (Bulletproof, The Sweeney), the raucous and exuberant new eight-part drama A Town Called Malice starring Jason Flemyng (Save Me, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Martha Plimpton (Mass, The Good Wife) premieres next week on Foxtel.
This intoxicating cocktail of crime thriller and family saga in the early ’80s follows the Lords – a family of South London gangsters who’ve fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain – and they’re not happy about it. When they flee to the Costa del Sol in Spain following a gangland battle, the Lords realise this is a golden opportunity to re-invent themselves and re-capture their former glory. However, they spend as much time battling each other as they do their opponents. This high-octane, neon Western is a musical love letter to the ’80s – filled with romance, obsession, violence, deceit, and swagger.
The Lord family is headed up by Jason Flemyng as Albert Lord, Jack Rowan (Born to Kill) as Gene Lord, Tahirah Sharif (The Haunting of Bly Manor) joins as Cindy Carter, Gene’s girlfriend, and Martha Plimpton as Mint Ma, who will be joined by wider family members Dougray Scott (Ever After, Mission: Impossible 2) as Uncle Tony, Lex Shrapnel (Captain America) as Leonard Lord, Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead, Medici) as Kelly Lord, George Jaques (The Third Day: Autumn) as Anthony Lord and Eliza Butterworth (The Last Kingdom) as Carly Lord.
A TOWN CALLED MALICE was commissioned by Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK. The series is executive produced by Nick Love for Rogue State, Jane Moore for Vertigo Films and Paul Gilbert for Sky Studios.
The series is a co-production between Rogue State, Vertigo Films & Sky Studios, written and created by Nick Love. The lead director is Jamie Donoughue and the series producer is Andy Noble.
A TOWN CALLED MALICE premieres Wednesday May 3 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase and available On Demand on FOXTEL.