Ok folks, this is the first glimpse offered up of David Morrissey (STATE OF PLAY, RED RIDING) as Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne for the upcoming Sky1 series. Optioned are the first two books, SLEEPYHEAD and SCAREDY CAT, in the Tom Thorne series.

In addition to Morrissey, Natascha McElhone (CALIFORNICATION, RONIN), Eddie Marsan (SHERLOCK HOLMES, HAPPY GO LUCKY) and Aidan Gillen (QUEER AS FOLK, THE WIRE)are all on board.

THORNE: SLEEPYHEAD is a nail-biting thriller following DI Tom Thorne’s investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced by skilful manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear and feel, she is aware of everything going on around her, but she is completely unable to move or communicate. It’s called Locked-In Syndrome. In leaving Alison Willetts alive, the police believe the killer’s made his first mistake.

THORNE: SLEEPYHEAD will debut on Sky1 HD this fall and then head to theaters afterwards.
Check out the promo: