November 30, 2021
Gemma Whelan (“Game of Thrones,” “Killing Eve”) is headlining a new original drama on the British streaming service Britbox called “The Tower.” All episodes premiere Dec. 1.
The series — based on the novel by Kate London, a former U.K. detective who spent eight years on the force — is written and executive produced by Patrick Harbison of “Homeland” and “24.”
In “The Tower,” Whelan plays a detective brought in to investigate a shocking event in London’s East End in which a veteran cop and teenage girl are killed and a rookie cop and 5-year-old boy go missing. Seemingly their only connection is the tower where the incident took place.
The series co-stars Jimmy Akingbola (“Kate & Koji,” upcoming “Bel-Air”), Emmett J Scanlan (“Peaky Blinders,” “Gangs of London”) and Tahirah Sharif (“Casualty,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor”).