Paramount+ Orders ‘The Crow Girl’ Thriller Starring Dougray Scott

Paramount+ may have culled a raft of international originals last month but UK commissioning appears to be continuing apace.

The streamer has given the green light to The Crow Girl from Buccaneer Media, the producer that saw another of its shows, The Doll Factory, ditched by the platform last month.

Starring Eve Myles, Katherine Kelly and Dougray Scott, The Crow Girl is adapted from the Erik Axl Sund novel and begins with the gruesome discovery of a teenage boy’s body discarded in plain sight. Determined to find who is responsible, DCI Jeanette Kirkland (Myles: Hijack, Broadchurch, A Very English Scandal) joins forces with psychotherapist Sophia Craven (Kelly: Mr Bates vs the Post Office, Liar, Inside No.9) to hunt the killer, despite opposition from her superiors including confidant DI Lou Stanley (Scott: Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Vigil).

The Crow Girl is the first major TV writing gig for Milly Thomas, who acted in the likes of The Crown and Sex Education. “I’ve been aching to dive into this story ever since I got my paws on the strange, twisty beast of a novel and to be making this show alongside the fierce talents of Paramount+ and Buccaneer is a real joy,” she added.

Paramount+ yanked a raft of international originals last month including Buccaneer’s The Doll Factory, Samantha Morton-starrer The Burning Girls and The Killing Kind as CEO Bob Bakish pivoted strategy to Hollywood franchises.

It has, however, since announced thriller Curfew plus The Crow Girl.

The Crow Girl is exec produced by Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart along with Thomas who adapted for the screen. Charles Martin and Rebecca Rycroft are both directors of the series with Andy Mosse serving as producer. ITV Studios will distribute internationally.

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