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‘Black Mirror’ Star Maxine Peake Attached To Star In Duchess Street’s Double Jeopardy Crime Drama ‘Reasonable Doubt’

‘Black Mirror’ Star Maxine Peake Attached To Star In Duchess Street’s Double Jeopardy Crime Drama ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Exclusive: Black Mirror and Peterloo star Maxine Peake is attached to front a British drama about the murder of a young woman and her mother’s fight to get the 800-year-old double jeopardy law revoked.

Peake, who recently starred in Hulu and Channel 4 comedy drama The Bisexual, is attached to star in Reasonable Doubt from Duchess Street Productions, the scripted production company run by former Fremantle worldwide drama chief Donna Wiffen.

Reasonable Doubt is the story of Ann Ming’s battle to change the double jeopardy law in the UK after her daughter Julie Hogg was killed by Billy Dunlop in 1989. She subsequently wrote a book, For The Love Of Julie, about the experience. Peake is set to star as Ming in the project, which is in development with Duchess Street. Susan Everett, who has previously written for BBC Welsh crime drama Hinterland, has penned a script.

The project

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