REQUIEM (6 x 60’ for BBC1 and NETFLIX) is a supernatural thriller written by Kris Mrksa (The Slap, Underbelly, Devil’s Dust).
In 1994, a toddler disappeared from a small Welsh village, never to be seen again. 23 years later, a young, talented cellist finds her life turned upside down following her mother’s sudden death, and sets about on a journey of self discovery that leads her back to that same Welsh town.
Starring: Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, James Frenchville, Claire Rushbrook, Joanna Scanlan, Pippa Haywood, Tara Fitzgerald, Sian Reese-Williams, Richard Harrington, Simon Kunz, Dyfan Dwyfor and Brendon Coyle.
Created and written by: Kris Mrska
Writer: Blake Ayshford (Ep 5)
Produced by: Susan Breen
Directed by: Mahalia Belo
“It is the most perfect, end-of-the-working-week treat that will have you gibbering in the dark because watching with the lights out is essential.
Though Requiem features familiar ghost-story tropes – a locked room, a recurring nightmare – this feels fresh, contemporary and sharp… At long, long last, a proper ghost story” Radio Times
“This six-part series will have you gripped” Mail on Sunday
“A supernatural thriller that exploits genre cliches….while remaining gleamingly modern” The Sunday Times
“Supernatural dramas are difficult to get right on TV, but if their duty is to scare and unsettle then this eight parter at least starts off very nicely” The Times
“The glut of psychological suspense dramas on our screens makes it hard for new thrillers to stand out but do make time for the BBC’s haunting and unusual Requiem…..Beautifully paced and intelligently told….worth staying in on a Friday night for.” The Daily Telegraph
“It’s wonderfully atmospheric, genuinely scary and well worth a full binge” Heat Magazine
“An exemplary winter chiller” The Guardian
“Sophisticated contemporary ghost story” The Observer