Britz’ Writer/Director Taps ‘Demons’ Star For New Drama

Christian Cooke, Luke Van Helsing from BBC AMERICA’s Demons, will appear in UK broadcaster Channel 4′s four-part drama The Promise, reports The Stage. The drama will air in 2011 and co-stars Little Dorrit‘s Claire Foy. Channel 4 reveals a little bit about the plot on its drama and acquisitions page: “Eighteen-year-old Erin sets out on an emotional journey when she retraces her grandfather’s footsteps.” No details on Cooke’s character, but judging by Channel 4′s photo of him all tank-topped, sun-dappled, and pouty-lipped, those looking for a little Christian eye candy won’t be disappointed.

The writer/director of The Promise is Peter Kosminsky, the man behind the grim but powerful drama, Britz, which followed the diverging fates of two Muslim siblings.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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