Further cast confirmed in Chris Lang drama I, Jack Wright for Alibi

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The series is produced by Federation Stories and previously announced cast include Nikki Amuka-Bird, John Simm and Gemma Jones

Monday 11 March 2024

Further casting is now confirmed for Chris Lang's brand-new drama, I, Jack Wright (6x60') for UKTV's specialist crime drama channel, Alibi. Filming is now underway on the six-part series.

Trevor Eve (A Discovery of Witches, Waking the Dead) will star as Jack Wright, alongside Daniel Rigby (The Witchfinder, Landscapers) as John Wright and Ruby Ashbourne Serkis (Becoming Elizabeth, The Serpent) as Emily Wright.

Other cast set to star include Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education) as Laura Johnstone, Harry Lloyd (The Lost King, Game of Thrones) as DCI Hector Morgan, Zoƫ Tapper (Grace, Liar) as Georgia Wright, Liz Kingsman (Hijack) as DC Katie Jones, James Fleet (Bridgerton, Tom Jones) as Bobby, Sabrina Bartlett (The Larkins) as Bella and Percelle Ascott (Domino Day) as Reuben.

Jack Wright (Eve) is a powerful and successful businessman, who leaves his family in disarray when they learn of his suicide. When the provisions of Jack's final will and testament are made known, his third wife, Sally (Amuka-Bird), and two sons, Gray (Simm) and John (Rigby), are shocked to discover they have been largely cut out of Jack's enormous fortune. As DCI Morgan (Lloyd) and DC Jones (Kingsman) delve further into the case, they realise Jack's cause of death was in fact murder. Their sights turn to the Wright family, where the mother of all feuds is beginning. As each family member becomes more reckless and desperate in their bid to own a piece of Jack's legacy, dark secrets and resentments are revealed with explosive consequences.

I, Jack Wright is a propulsive, darkly comic and moving murder mystery family drama which offers many twists and turns as one family deals with treachery and hidden agendas from all involved.

The UKTV Original series has been commissioned by Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. The pre-investment deal was brokered by Tarmo Kivikallio, head of acquisitions and commissioning for YLE. The series has been ordered for Alibi by Emma Ayech, channel director. Executive producers are Polly Williams, Arielle Gottlieb, Chris Lang and Tom Vaughan. Helen Perry will be executive producer for UKTV. The series will be directed by Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster, The Flight Attendant) and produced by Nickie Sault (The Outlaws, The Virtues).

I, Jack Wright is the latest UKTV Original drama for Alibi and will air in 2025. Alibi's other drama for 2024 is The Red King, produced by Quay Street Productions, and will air in April.


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About Alibi

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Alibi is the only TV channel dedicated to crime drama, investigating the best selection from the genre and premiering hit series from around the world such as CSI: Vegas, So Help Me Todd, Dark Winds and Black Sands.

Alibi's offering of UKTV Original crime drama series give viewers guaranteed thrills, twists and turns through hit shows including Annika, starring Nicola Walker, Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston and We Hunt Together, starring Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay. Sophie Rundle also leads the cast in Barcelona-set drama, The Diplomat, while Anjli Monindra, Marc Warren and Adjoa Andoh star in the brand-new series from writer Toby Whithouse, The Red King.

Alibi is also home to fan favourites, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Murdoch Mysteries and Hudson and Rex, and gives viewers another chance to catch hugely popular British crime dramas including Death in Paradise, Father Brown and Silent Witness.


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About Federation Stories Ltd

Federation Stories is a London based drama production company set up in 2022 by Polly Williams (Miss Austen, Red Rose), focussing on smart, commercial drama with an international appeal and working with the very best writers and creators in the business. I, Jack Wright is its first original production. Federation Stories are backed by European content producer and distributor, Federation Studios, run by Pascal Breton, co-led by Lionel Uzan and Marco Chimenz.