Director: Philip John, Fiona Walton
Writer: Nick Walker, Lucia Haynes, Frances Poet
Producer: Kieran Parker
Exec Producer: Arabella Page-Croft
Cast: Nicola Walker, Jamie Sives, Katie Leung, Paul McGann, Silvie Furneaux
Production company: Black Camel Pictures
Screen Scotland funding: The series accessed £500,000 from The National Lottery and Scottish Government through Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund to support the production, the first drama series commission for Black Camel Pictures, and support the opportunity for the Scotland-based creative team and crew.
Annika, written by Perrier nominated writer Nick Walker, is based on the hugely successful Radio 4 drama and follows the sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed (Nicola Walker), as she heads up a new specialist Marine Homicide Unit (MHU).
This specialist unit is tasked with investigating the unexplained, sometimes brutal, and seemingly unfathomable murders that wash up in the waterways of Scotland. Throughout the series, Annika makes the audience her confidante by breaking the fourth wall and sharing her wry observations on the case and her life, as she manages her brilliant yet unconventional team, and her equally brilliant yet complex teenage daughter.
Intuitive and instinctive, Annika has a weakness for using literary and historical references to help solve crimes, an enthusiasm that her team definitely doesn't share, but which is often the thing that unlocks the puzzle. The team's cases take them from the depths of Glasgow's Clyde River to the Isle of Bute and picturesque Loch Katrine as they solve a new crime each episode, juxtaposing Scotland's stunning landscapes and urban beauty against the horrific realities of the murders her team must solve.
Alongside Nicola Walker (The Split, Unforgotten), the six-part series stars Jamie Sives (Guilt, Frontier), Katie Leung (The Nest, Roadkill), Ukweli Roach (Blindspot, Humans), Kate Dickie (The Nest, The Cry) and Silvie Furneaux (Limbo).
Annika will be released on Alibi Channel in August, 2021.