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Disney+ commences principal photography on Culprits 

February 15, 2022

Disney+ has confirmed principal photography has commenced on Character 7’s upcoming UK original series Culprits – a dark and funny heist series from acclaimed executive producer Stephen Garrett (The Undoing; The Night Manager) and film-maker J Blakeson (I Care A Lot, The Disappearance of Alice Creed). 

Culprits (8×55’) follows what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their separate ways, but are being targeted by a killer one-by-one.

Culprits was originally announced last year as one of the first UK original series on Disney+ commissioned under the Star brand, the main cast can also now be confirmed.

Joining the previously announced Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Generation”, “Candyman”) who will play the lead role of Joe are Gemma Arterton (“The King’s Man”, “Summerland”) who plays Dianne, Kirby Howell-Baptiste (“Cruella”) who plays Officer, Niamh Algar (“Deceit”, “Raised by Wolves”) who plays Psycho, Kamel El Basha (“The Insult”) who plays Youssef, newcomer Tara Abboud who plays Azar, Kevin Vidal (“Strays”, “Working Moms”) who plays Jules, Ned Dennehy (“The Peripheral”, “Good Omens”) who plays Devil and Eddie Izzard (“Victoria and Abdul”, “Six Minutes to Midnight”) who plays Vincent.

Directors for the series are J Blakeson and Claire Oakley (“Make Up”) who will be directing five and three episodes, respectively.

Culprits is executive produced by Stephen Garrett, created by J Blakeson and produced by Morenike Williams (“Killing Eve). Culprits is a Character 7 production and is executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney+.

Disney+ will be creating 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers as part of the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions in Europe.

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