The Red King start date, cast and all about new drama on Alibi

The Red King cast photo from UKTV

New six-part drama The Red King is coming to UKTV’s Alibi.


Described as a “character-driven mystery-thriller”, The Red King is created and written by Toby Whithouse (Being Human, The Game)

The Red King release date

The brand new series will start on Alibi and UKTV Player on Wednesday, 24 April at 9PM.

Intelligent, competent, and always adhering to the rules, Grace Narayan was excelling in her role as an inner-city police sergeant before being relegated to what was seen as a ‘punishment posting’ on the quaint and outdated island of St. Jory.

Faced with the long-ignored and unresolved disappearance of a teenage boy named Cai, Grace realises she must navigate through limited evidence, the island’s peculiar residents, and its bizarre cult history to reveal the truth.

Meet the cast

The drama will feature a star-studded cast with Anjli Mohindra (The Lazarus Project, Vigil) playing Grace Narayan, Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte) as Lady Heather Nancarrow and Marc Warren (Van Der Valk) as Dr Ian Prideaux.

Joining hem are Jill Halfpenny (The Long Shadow, Everything I Know About Love) as Ann Fletcher, Mark Lewis Jones (Keeping Faith) as Gruffudd Prosser, Oliver Ryan (Steeltown Murders, Pennyworth) as Mihangel Pugh, Sam Swainsbury (Mum, Fisherman’s Friend) as Father Douglas Carrisford, Lu Corfield (Showtrial) as Lowri Bain, James Bamford (Luther: The Fallen Sun) as Owen Parry and Maeve Courtier-Lilley (The Outpost) as Winter Bain.

The series is being produced by Quay Street Productions in association with ITV Studios.

Toby Whithouse said: “Working with Quay Street and UKTV has been a genuine joy. This has been a passion project for all of us. A genre bending mystery, combining drama, suspense and horror, starring some of the best actors in television. We’re so excited to share these characters and their stories with you.”


Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning on UKTV, added: “Toby Whithouse has created a clever and ambitious crime drama set in a vivid island location, and this dark and original tale will have audiences gripped. We are delighted to be collaborating once again with Nicola Shindler and her fantastic team at Quay Street Productions.”

You can watch Alibi on Sky 109/826, Virgin 126/200, BT 312/382, TalkTalk 312, TV Player On demand on Sky, Virgin, BT and TalkTalk

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