Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming limited series COLLATERAL, starring Carey Mulligan. Spanning the course of four days in London, the series explores the repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Mulligan plays detective Kip Glaspie, who refuses to accept that this is a random act of violence, and is determined to discover the darker truth.
Collateral hails from Oscar-nominated The Hours and The Reader scribe David Hare, who penned all the episodes, with Jessica Jones and The Defenders helmer S.J. Clarkson directing.
The series is actually a BBC production, but Netflix holds distribution domestically while the show will air on BBC2 in the UK. I’m a big fan of British mysteries such as The Fall, Broadchurch, Sherlock, and Luther, so I’m excited to give this a watch.
All four episodes of Collateral will debut on Netflix March 9, watch the trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis for Collateral:
In Collateral, a young man is shot dead delivering a pizza in South London.
The detective in charge, DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), quickly discovers that the pizza manager inexplicably sent Syrian refugee Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto) instead of the regular delivery driver.
The killing seems professional but the only witness, a young woman strung out on drugs on the street corner, gives the police a false name and address. Kip tracks down Abdullah’s home, a set of garages, to find his sisters. They are scared and Kip’s convinced they’re hiding something.
Set over the course of four days, the spiraling repercussions surrounding Abdullah’s murder are explored. Politician David Mars (John Simm) becomes instantly embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his ex-wife Karen who took delivery of the pizza. While Jane Oliver (Nicola Walker), a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the sole witness to the crime.
Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, Kip is determined to discover if there is a darker truth, as the death of one individual, who has lived out of the sight of respectable society, begins to resonate through the institutions that shape our lives.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern