To celebrate the release of Steel Country, which arrives in UK cinemas and on-demand this week, we sat down with the film’s star Andrew Scott to discuss the role, the lure of this darker character and the worldwide success of Fleabag – as well as a little nugget on what the future holds for Moriarty and Sherlock…
Steel Country (or A Dark Place, depending on your territory) sees Scott star as Donald Devlin is a garbage man in Harburgh, Pennsylvania, a former steel town that has seen brighter days. A single father, Donny spends his days collecting the trash of the residents of this sleepy town alongside his best friend Donna Reutzel, and in his off-time, focusses his energies on being the best father he can be to his young daughter Wendy.
But when Tyler Zeigler, a kid that would wave to Donny on his rounds of the neighbourhood, suddenly goes missing, Donny starts to fixate on finding out what has happened to him. With the local sheriff warning him off, and the town reacting to the young boy’s disappearance in a variety of confusing and out of character ways, Donny determines to learn the truth. But the truth may not want to reveal itself.
You can view our full interview below, as well as his comments on Fleabag below:
Steel Country is out in UK cinemas and on-demand on April 19th.