New BBC 2 drama ‘Vexed’, a 6 x 60 minute detective comedy, started principal photography in Dublin this week with a host of Irish talent involved.
The series follows two cops who have very different approaches to their job and life in general and stars Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre, Robin Hood) as D.I. Jack Armstrong and Miranda Raison (Spooks, Merlin) as newly appointed D.I. Georgina Dixon.
’Vexed’ is being directed by Irish directors Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero, Perrier’s Bounty) and Kieron J.Walsh (RAW, The Savage Eye) and will film on location here until 6th April. DOP on the project is IFTA award winning cinematographer Peter Robertson (Inside I’m Dancing, Song for a Raggy Boy) who will shoot it on HD using 2 X ARRI ALEXA.
The series was created by Howard Overman (Misfits, The Adventures of Merlin) and written by Chris Bucknall (Hustle, New Street Law), James Wood (Rev., Freezing), Steve Coombes (Outlaws, Lovejoy), Harry Williams (Roman’s Empire) and Jack Williams (Wild at Heart, Hotel Bablyon).
‘Vexed’ is a production by UK Company Eleventh Hour Films with Newgrange Pictures co-producing. Executive producers are Chris Sussman (World’s Craziest Fools, Little Crackers) of the BBC and Jill Green (Injustice, The American) of Eleventh Hour Films. It will be produced by Eve Gutierrez (Injustice, Vexed) of Eleventh Hour Films with co-produced by Jackie Larkin and Lesley McKimm of Newgrange Pictures.
The project will go to post at Windmill Lane with editor will be Tony Cranstoun (Death of a Superhero, His & Hers). The series is being funded by the BBC with some funding by the Irish Film Board International Production Fund. It is due to air on BBC Two later this year.