- 23 Apr 19
Production has commenced on Netflix's new show from 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes.
Upcoming Netflix series The English Game will explore the origins of football and it's growth across class divides into the world's most popular sport.
The cast includes Irish actors Niamh Walsh, best known for her roles as Cara Martinez on medical drama Holby City and Verity Rutter in BBC's period piece Jamestown, and Sam Keeley who played Philip in RTÉ's drama series Raw and Senan Browne in the 2017 horror film The Cured. Their roles have not yet been revealed.
The cast also includes Edward Holcroft (Kingsman series), Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Sunset Song), Charlotte Hope (The Theory of Everything, Game of Thrones), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Misfits), James Harkness (The Victim, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Gerard Kearns (The Mark of Cain, Shameless), Joncie Elmore (Downton Abbey, Shameless), and Daniel Ings (The Crown, Lovesick).
The English Game is written and produced by Julian Fellowes, creator of hit period drama series Downton Abbey. The series is directed by Danish director Birgitte Stærmose (The Spanish Princess, Darling) and Tim Fywell (Happy Valley, Grantchester) and produced by Rhonda Smith (Fresh Meat, Traitors).
The English Game is currently shooting in the UK and will debut on Netflix in 2020.