Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington will star in a new BBC cop drama, Cuffs, which is apparently filled with ‘humanity and humour’.
Written by Julie Gearey, who wrote dramas such as Prisoners’ Wives and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, the Beeb says Cuffs will be a character-led show which is more than your average police procedural.
Filming begins this week and a press release from the BBC says: “Cuffs is a fresh, authentic and visceral drama that will take the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing.”
“Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi to an elderly farmer’s wife with a shotgun, the stories are surprising and exciting.”
“There will be more absurd altercations – such as a middle-class dog-napping or fisticuffs between pensioners – as well as the daily grind of speeding drivers, city-centre shoplifters and Saturday night drinkers.”
Amanda plays Mary Morstan in Sherlock, wife of Dr Watson, who in turn is played by her real life husband Martin Freeman.