Morton, Rahim And Hurt Are The Last Panthers

Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt are coming to Sky Atlantic in brand new crime drama The Last Panthers.

The six-part series, which has been commissioned in partnership with CANAL+, opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and ‘banksters’ now rules.

A stellar cast is led by Academy® Award Nominee and BAFTA winner, Samantha Morton as Naomi, a British loss adjustor charged with recovering the stolen diamonds whatever the cost. Two-time Academy® Award Nominee, three-time BAFTA Award winner, and Golden Globe® winner John Hurt portrays Tom, her nefarious boss. Also in pursuit is a French-Algerian policeman Khalil, played by double Cesar award winner Tahar Rahim, one of France’s most talented and versatile actors.

The Last Panthers originated as an idea from celebrated French journalist Jerome Pierrat and the screenplay is from award winning writer and co-creator Jack Thorne. The series will be directed by Johan Renck with filming due to take place in London, Marseille, Belgrade and Montenegro.

Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic said: “As Sky continues to invest in more original programming, The Last Panthers is the perfect series to add to Sky Atlantic’s exciting drama slate. It has all the ingredients to ensure our customers will love it and it will flourish on the channel – on and off screen world-class talent combined with a gripping and thought provoking story. We’re delighted that the support of Sky Deutschland means that The Last Panthers will also air on Sky Atlantic in Germany.”

The Last Panthers  will air in 2015.

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