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Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira join Lucy Hale in ‘Ragdoll’ – Deadline

UK’s AMC and Alibi completed all three tracks of the crime drama series Ragdoll, with Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Irregulars, Kill Eve) and Thalissa Teixeira (Too close, trigonometry) joining previously announced Lucy Hale. The series, which begins production today in London, hails from Sid Gentle Films, the original British production company Kill Eve. Toby MacDonald (Old boys, the duchess) and Niall MacCormick (The victim, the lunch song) will lead.

Ragdoll reunites Lloyd-Hughes with AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films after playing Aaron Peel in season two of Kill Eve. The hit spy thriller originated on AMC Networks’ BBC America and also aired on sister network AMC.

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Adapted for television by Freddy Syborn from the novel by Daniel Cole, the six parts Ragdoll is described as a modern day Faustian thriller. It centers on the murder of six people whose bodies were dismembered and sewn up into a grotesque body – dubbed “The Ragdoll”.

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Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Rose (Lloyd-Hughes), recently reinstated at the London Met; her best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter (Teixeira); and the unit’s newest recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Hale). The “Ragdoll Killer” mocks the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name at the very end. With victims to protect, our heroes are soon subject to intense public scrutiny. A horribly imaginative serial killer thriller, Ragdoll also captures the fascinating but imperfect friends grappling with the consequences of institutionalization and trauma.

“We are delighted to have Lucy, Thalissa and Henry on board as three ideal leads to bring Ragdoll back to life, ”said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and co-director of AMC Studios. “We are delighted to start filming with our partners at Sid Gentle Films and to see these three talented actors play off against each other through these darkly intriguing and painstakingly drawn characters.

Syborn will be the lead writer and executive producer. The series will be produced by Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films, one of the independent production companies supported by BBC Studios. McDermott and Kristin Jones oversee AMC and Philippa Collie Cousins, Editor-in-Chief, Drama for UKTV will be executive producer for Alibi. Lizzie Rusbridger will produce. BBC Studios distributes the series internationally.

“It’s so exciting to work with the wonderfully creative Henry again and a dream to have the incredibly talented Thalissa as one of our wonderful leads,” said Woodward Gentle. “With the addition of the charismatic Lucy, we have a truly magical trio that brings this adaptation to life.”

Lloyd-Hughes can currently be seen featured on Netflix The irregular like Sherlock Holmes. He also starred in the BBC One series adaptation of Wretched alongside Josh O’Connor, Lily Collins, Dominic West and Olivia Colman.

Teixeira is known for her roles on television, including those of Sky Two weeks to live, BBC Trigonometry and The Musketeers. She will star in new ITV psychological thriller soon Too close, opposite Emily Watson and Denise Gough, and Channel 5 Anne Boleyn opposite Jodie Turner-Smith.

Lloyd-Hughes is replaced by 42 and Mosaic; Teixeira is replaced by Independent Talent Group, Authentic Talent and Luber Roklin Entertainment; Hale is replaced by ICM and Reel Talent.

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