Wunmi Mosaku to Star in New ITV Legal Drama ‘Fearless’

wunmiWunmi Mosaku (Dancing On The Edge) will join the cast of the new ITV legal drama ‘Fearless’. Filming has already started and the actress will join BAFTA winner Sir Michael Gambon will star alongside acclaimed lead actress, Helen McCrory, in the six part drama.

Actor and comedian John Bishop also join the cast, along with Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (Jessica Jones), Jonathan Forbes and Jamie Bamber (Marcella).

The brand new series follows Emma Banville (McCrory), a solicitor known for defending lost causes, as she investigates the killing of a schoolgirl in East Anglia and tries to free the man she thinks was wrongly convicted of the girl’s murder. However, as she digs ever deeper into the case, she begins to sense powerful forces, in the police and the intelligence services at home and abroad, who want to stop her uncovering the truth.

Other acting talent confimed for the drama includes Christine Bottomley (In The Club), Rebecca Callard (Ordinary Lies), Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge), Kika Markham (Secret State), Jack Shepherd (The Politician’s Husband), Sam Swainsbury (Mum) and Rick Warden (Happy Valley).

Written by Homeland writer and executive producer Patrick Harbinson, Fearless is produced by leading independent programme makers, Mammoth Screen, whose portfolio includes highly-successful new drama Victoria starring Jenna Coleman for ITV, popular crime series Endeavour also for ITV, the critically-praised mini series And Then There Were None and internationally renowned hit Poldark.

Mosaku has also been cast in BAFTA-winning Peter Bowker’s adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Capital, produced by Kudos for BBC One. Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, Pepys Road has been continuously gentrified into a street of multi-million pound houses. Mosaku will play Quentina the Zimbabwean refugee with a PhD working as a traffic warden.

She will also portray Gloria Taylor, in the Levi Written by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Levi David Addai, Our Loved Boy a feature-length drama for BBC One telling the story of Damilola Taylor from the point of view of the Taylor family, exploring their journey from Lagos to London, the emotional repercussions of Damilola’s death and the family’s quest for justice.