Filming has begun in Snowdonia on the latest Wales-based crime series – Craith/Hidden - to be shown next year by S4C and BBC Wales.
With the backing of the two Welsh broadcasters and All3Media International, the eight-part crime serial, now filming in North Wales, will premiere in the Welsh language on S4C in early 2018 as Craith. A bi-lingual version - Hidden - will follow on BBC One Wales.
Filmed back-to-back in Welsh and English, the series tells the story of detective DS Cadi John who returns to North Wales to care for her ailing father. However, when the body of a young woman is found in a local river, Cadi’s world - and the world around her - is changed forever.
A Severn Screen production, the project brings together series creators Mark Andrew and Ed Talfan and director, Gareth Bryn, all of whom worked on the award-winning drama series Y Gwyll/Hinterland. The producer on the series is Hannah Thomas.
Writers include series co-creator Mark Andrew, award-winning Welsh novelist Caryl Lewis and BAFTA Cymru-winning writer Jeff Murphy.
Cast members on the series include Sian Reese-William (35 Diwrnod, Y Gwyll/Hinterland, Requiem), Rhodri Meilir (Byw Celwydd, Pride), Gwyneth Keyworth (Game of Thrones, Wasted) and Sion Alun Davies (Endeavour, Y Gwyll/Hinterland).
Severn Screen Creative Director Ed Talfan said, “We are thrilled to be filming in North Wales. I know from the experience of shooting Y Gwyll/Hinterland in mid-Wales how important the landscape can be in helping to define a series. I fully expect the breath-taking landscape in and around Snowdonia to stamp itself on this series in the same way.”
Gethin Scourfield, S4C Drama Content Commissioner said “With a highly celebrated writing and production team and the dramatic Snowdonian scenery as a backdrop, Craith is a series that will set your pulse racing. The cast is of the highest quality and this story will thrill, intrigue and enthral."
Nick Andrews, Head of Commissioning at BBC Wales said: “This is an award winning team who I know will deliver another slice of extraordinary drama.”