BBC One just released an intriguing new teaser for their latest project, a six-part thriller titled “Informer.” The British show marks leading man Nabhan Rizwan’s television debut. The actor comes to TV with a successful theater career behind him with works like “Little Revolution” for the Almeida Theater.
“Informer” dives deep into the racial tensions in current day England. The teaser gives a quick look at what promises to be a high-action show filled to the brim with danger and deception.
The cast also includes Paddy Considine, Bel Powley, Jessica Raine, Sunetra Sarkar, and Roger Jean Nesengiyumva. Written by newcomers Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, the story follows the story of a young second-generation Pakistani man from East London named Raza.
Raza, played by Rizwan, is coerced by counter-terrorism officer Gabe (Considine) into going undercover for him as an informant. Gabe has a mysterious past and becomes threatened by his curious new partner Holly (Powley).
As the story unfolds in these divisive times, it becomes increasingly difficult for Raza to figure out where he belongs. He struggles to identify right from wrong and personal from political.
“It’s every writer’s dream to watch their creations come to life, and we’re beyond fortunate to do so with a phenomenal cast and crew, and such esteemed and supportive partners as Neal Street, BBC and Amazon,” writers Haines and Noshirvani told BBC Network. “We haven’t been able to stop pinching ourselves.”
With newcomers Haines, Noshirvani, and leading man Rizwan, “Informer” is bound to bring a different, diverse perspective.
Let’s hope this team can portray a story that is relevant, informative, thrilling and not built on Muslim archetypes regarding Pakistani people and culture.
“Informer” will premiere later in 2018.