Disney+ has announced the casting for its upcoming 5-part thriller series ‘Playdate’ produced by Quay Street Productions and Brightstar.

The series cast will include Denise Gough (Andor, Under the Banner of Heaven), Holliday Grainger  (Strike, The Capture), Ambika Mod (I Hate Suzie, This Is Going to Hurt), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas, One Day), Bronagh Waugh (The Suspect, Ridley), and Michael Workeye (My Lady Jane, This Is Going to Hurt). 

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name from Alex Dahl, the series is adapted by Catherine Moulton and directed by Eva Husson.  

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The story will follow Elisa as her world is turned upside down when her young daughter Lucia is kidnapped at a sleepover. Who is the mystery woman who took Lucia, and what secrets does she know about Elisa? 

Nicola Shindler (Nolly, Stay Close, It’s A Sin) will produce or Quay Street Productions; Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward (The Power of the Dog, Cold War) for Brightstar; Johanna Devereaux, VP of Scripted Content for Disney+ EMEA; and Alex Dahl, Eva Husson and Catherine Moulton.  James Dean (Better, Liar) will produce.  

Production has already commenced this summer in the UK and France.