First look at Paramount+ drama series Sexy Beast | Made in Liverpool

Paramount+ have released a first-look at the highly-anticipated drama series Sexy Beast, which filmed across Liverpool, ahead of its release in the new year.

The prequel series stars James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, Angels in America), Emun Elliott (The Rig, The Gold), Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner), Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) and Sarah Greene (Bad Sisters, Normal People) and will be available to watch on the streaming platform on 25th January 2024.

Sexy Beast will explore the origins of Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with DeeDee threatens everything in their world.

James McArdle is Gal Dove, and Emun Elliott is Don Logan – the duo are best friends and small-town thieves, living the good life in ‘90s East London. Sarah Greene is Deedee Harrison, a captivating adult film star whose ambitions to control her own personal destiny and her love affair with Gal Dove put her in danger. Stephen Moyer is Teddy Bass, a treacherous, rising name in the gangster world, who seduces Gal and Don into his criminal web, and Tamsin Greig is Don’s pathologically controlling and formidable older sister Cecilia.

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world,” series star McArdle said. “The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior – I’m looking forward to everyone being able to re-discover these characters and find out.”

Additional cast includes Eliza Bennett (Dynasty), Clea Martin (Hanna), Nicholas Nunn (The Victim), Peter Ferdinando (The Letter For The King), John Dagleish (The Third Day), Robbie Gee (Motherland), Paul Kaye (The Stranger), Lex Shrapnel (Infiniti), Cally Lawrence (Who Is Alice), David Kennedy (Hollyoaks), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Greenwing), Ralph Brown (Godfather of Harlem), Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders) and Alice Bailey Johnson (This Is Going to Hurt).

Sexy Beast is produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content in association with PTIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith and David Caffrey are executive producers, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film.

The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Picture: Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.