Original Channel4 Drama Starring: Olivia Colman (Peep Show),Lennie James (Line of Duty), Jaime Winstone (True Love), Katharina Schüttler (The Promise) and Katie Leung (Harry Potter)
Painting a compelling picture of modern-day life, Run is an original four-part drama coming soon to Channel4 that weaves together the stories of four seemingly unconnected people facing life-changing decisions in a world where every choice is a luxury.
Carol (Olivia Colman, Broadchurch, Twenty Twelve, The Accused, Rev, Tyrannosaur, Peep Show) is a tough single mother striving to keep her family together. When her teenage sons commit an act of random violence that ends in the death of a stranger, Carol faces the impossible choice of protecting her children or doing the right thing.
Ying (Katie Leung, Harry Potter, Wild Swans) is an illegal Chinese immigrant who sells pirated DVDs and stolen phones on the streets of London in the hope of making a life for herself in the UK. But first she must pay her debts to the Snakehead gang who smuggled her into Britain. When an immigration raid leaves her with no friends, no home and no money, an unlikely relationship begins which could offer Ying a way out.
Richard (Lennie James, Line of Duty, The Walking Dead) is a recovering heroin addict who spends every day struggling to stay clean. Only one thing spurs him on -- the possibility of re-establishing contact with his teenage daughter. Faced with the prospect of never seeing her again, Richard is torn between returning to the world of addiction or salvaging the only relationship that matters to him.
Kasia (Katharina Schüttler, The Promise) is a young Polish woman who came to London filled with hope. Years later she is still working as a cleaner, struggling to make ends meet and contending with a gambling addict for a boyfriend. Her world is rocked when she discovers that he has been killed in a vicious attack. Even worse, she unearths his secret relationship with another woman, Tara (Jaime Winstone, True Love), a night-club stripper. Left alone to clean up the mess, Kasia finds herself in grave danger.
Raw and uncompromising, but full of humanity and hope, Run is a powerful take on inner city life and how every choice we make has consequences for those around us.
Starring:Lennie James (Line of Duty), Jaime Winstone (True Love), Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Katharina Schüttler (The Promise) and Katie Leung (Harry Potter) Written by: Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith Directed by: Charles Martin (Skins, Being Human, Wallander) and Jonathan Pearson Produced by: Chris Carey (Dirk Gently, This is Jinsy) Associate Producer: Adam Dolman Executive Producer: Jaimie D Cruz (Oscar-nominated for Exit Through the Gift Shop)