New ITV thriller ‘After the Flood’ adds ‘Gentleman Jack’ and ‘Life on Mars’ stars

A great cast has been announced for ITV’s latest thriller series!

After the Flood comes from writer Mick Ford, best known for his work on Netflix’s Stay Close and The Stranger.

The six-part drama sees a mystery unfold in a town hit by a devastating flood.

Leading the cast is 34-year-old English actress Sophie Rundle.

You’ll recognise her from her roles as Ada Thorne in Peaky Blinders, Ann Walker in Gentleman Jack, Lucy in The Bletchley Circle, and Alice in Jamestown.

Rundle commented: “I am really thrilled to be joining After the Flood. Jo is a brilliantly bold, compelling protagonist.

“The story is sharp, intriguing and articulate about the climate crisis and the impact on the communities it is directly affecting. There are so many people I’m really looking forward to working with on this project, I can’t wait to get started.”

She’ll be joined by Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton), Nicholas Gleaves (The Crown), Jonas Armstrong (The Bay), Matt Stokoe (Jamestown), and Jacqueline Boatswain (Carnival Row).

Filming is set to begin in and around Manchester, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Teesside this February.

The official synopsis reads: “When an unidentified man is found dead in a lift in an underground car park police assume he became trapped as the waters rose, and as the investigation unfolds PC Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle, becomes obsessed with discovering what happened to him.

“How did he get in the lift and why does no one know who he is?

“The mystery unfolds across the series while we also see the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town. The floods threaten to expose secrets, and fortunes and reputations are at stake. But how far will people go to protect themselves?”

After the Flood will air in the UK later this year on ITV1 and streaming on ITVX.

It’ll premiere on BritBox in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and across Nordic markets.

HBO revealed last year that Gentleman Jack wouldn’t be returning for a third season.

Gentleman Jack is available to watch on HBO Max with a free 7-day trial.