Rules Of The Game: BBC One announce new four-part drama with Maxine Peake

Rules Of The Game is the new drama coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


The four part series is described as a “thriller about sexual politics in the modern workplace”.

It will star Maxine Peake as Sam, a hard-headed manager at a family run business in the North West.

A synopsis shares: “When new HR Director Maya begins her job at Fly, she tries to shake up the old-fashioned lad culture and begins investigating historic cases of misconduct. But Sam bristles at the suggestion of institutional bias against women – that was all in the past, and things are different now that she’s in charge.

“However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception, she is forced to reckon with not only the murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well.”

Writer, Ruth Fowler said: “When we conceived this show it was during the Weinstein scandal, and I was concerned it might have dated in the interim. How sadly wrong I was.

“I’m honoured the BBC and everyone else championing this story did not let it fade away as its relevance has become even more acute.


“Many women’s experiences, including my own, inspired this fictional show – with the added benefit that in the retelling no women were harmed, maimed or exposed to Harvey. I’m delighted the brave, wonderful and tenacious Maxine Peake is on board to help tell this story.”

Further casting and a release date are to be confirmed.

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