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‘Sexy Beast’ Drama Series Gets Premiere Date At Paramount+; First-Look Photos

Paramount+ has set January 25 for the premiere of Sexy Beast, the drama series prequel to the 2000 cult British gangster movie, starring James McArdle, Emun Elliott, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Moyer and Sarah Greene. The series will premiere exclusively on the service in the U.S. and international territories where available. You can check out some first-look photos below.

Produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content, in association with Paramount Television International Studios, the prequel series explores the origins of Gal (McArdle) and Don’s (Elliott) complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with Deedee (Greene) threatens everything in their world.

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“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world,” said series star McArdle. “The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior. I’m looking forward to everyone being able to rediscover these characters and find out.”

Additional cast includes Eliza Bennett, Clea Martin, Nicholas Nunn, Peter Ferdinando, John Dagleish, Robbie Gee, Paul Kaye, Lex Shrapnel, Cally Lawrence, David Kennedy, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ralph Brown, Nitin Ganatra and Alice Bailey Johnson.

Sexy Beast wrapped filming on location in Liverpool earlier this year and is produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content, in association with PTIS, the international studio division of Paramount Global. Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith and David Caffrey are executive producers, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

L-R Emun Elliott as Don Logan, Stanley Morgan as Tommy and James McArdle as Gal Dove in Sexy Beast, episode 8, season 1. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.
L-R Emun Elliott as Don Logan, Stanley Morgan as Tommy and James McArdle as Gal Dove in Sexy Beast, episode 8, season 1. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.
Stephen Moyer as Teddy Bass in Sexy Beast, episode 2, season 1, streaming on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
Stephen Moyer as Teddy Bass in Sexy Beast, episode 2, season 1, streaming on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
L-R Tamsin Greig as Cecilia Logan and Emun Elliot as Don Logan in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
L-R Tamsin Greig as Cecilia Logan and Emun Elliot as Don Logan in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
L-R James McArdle as Gal Dove and Sarah Greene as Dee Dee Harrison in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
L-R James McArdle as Gal Dove and Sarah Greene as Dee Dee Harrison in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
Sarah Greene as Dee Dee Harrison in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
Sarah Greene as Dee Dee Harrison in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Sanne Gault/Paramount+.
L-R Ricci Mcleod as Pete, Emun Elliot as Don, James McArdle as Gal Dove, John Dagleish as Aitch, Kyle Rowe as Larryon in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.
L-R Ricci Mcleod as Pete, Emun Elliot as Don, James McArdle as Gal Dove, John Dagleish as Aitch, Kyle Rowe as Larryon in Sexy Beast, episode 1, season 1. Photo Credit: Matt Towers/Paramount+.

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