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Ruth Wilson to Star in BBC One Drama Series ‘THE WILSONS’

May 5, 2017

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Luther and The Affair star Ruth Wilson is set to star and executive produce BBC One’s upcoming three-part drama series THE WILSONS. 

Inspired by Wilson’s grandmother and set in the 1960s and 1940s London and 1930s India, the drama follows Alison Wilson who thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage– and Alec’s love for her– but is instead led into a world of dark and troubling secrets. Alec was a British spy and a bestselling novelist and Alison is pushed to the very brink to find out the truth.

Anna Simon writes, inspired by Wilson’s grandmother who discovers after her husband died that she wasn’t his only family. Snowed-In Productions’ Ruth Kenley-Letts and Neil Blair and BBC’s Lucy Richer will also executive produce.

Wilson said of the announcement:

“I am so excited to bring to the small screen the extraordinary lives of my grandparents. Theirs is a profoundly moving story and the BBC is the perfect home for it.”

THE WILSONS was commissioned for the BBC by Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of Content. Just yesterday, Wenger unveils his vision for BBC Drama and shared the new set of dramas from Stephen Frears A Very English Scandal and re-imagining classics such a Little Women and The War of the Worlds. 

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