Collateral is described by the BBC as a "gripping, high-octane thriller set in present day London", from pre-eminent playwright David Hare and starring Academy-Award nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, The Great Gatsby, Suffragette).
Set over the course of four days, the four-part drama explores the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Refusing to accept this is a random act of senseless violence, tough and single-minded Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie (Mulligan) is determined to discover if there is a darker truth.
Alongside Carey Mulligan as DI Kip, the ensemble cast will also include John Simm (Life On Mars, State Of Play) as David Mars, Nicola Walker (Spooks, Last Tango In Halifax) as Jane Oliver, and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful) as Karen Mars who most recently won multiple awards for her on-stage role in Yerma at the Young Vic. Acclaimed director SJ Clarkson (Dexter, Jessica Jones, Love Nina, Toast) will helm.
Further cast includes Jeany Spark as Sandrine Shaw, Nathaniel Martello-White as DS Nathan Bilk, Vineeta Rishi as DC Rakhee Shah, Rob Jarvis as DC Euan Johnson, Hayley Squires as Laurie Stone, Brian Vernel as Mikey Gowans, Kae Alexander as Linh Xuan Huy.
In last week's first episode, in South London a young man, Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto), is shot dead delivering a pizza.
The detective in charge, DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), quickly discovers that the pizza manager Laurie Stone (Hayley Squires), inexplicably sent Syrian refugee Abdullah instead of regular driver Mikey Gowans (Brian Vernel). At the crime scene, KIP dismisses pushy reporter Robert Walsh (Mark Umbers), and is briefed by her partner DS Nathan Bilk (Nathanial Martello-White).
The killing seems professional, but the only witness - a young woman strung out on drugs on the street corner - gives the police a false name and address. Local MP David Mars (John Simm) arrives to comfort his ex-wife Karen (Billie Piper), the customer of the fatal pizza delivery.
Kip and Nathan track down Abdullah's home, a set of garages, to find his sisters, Fatima (Ahd Kamel) and Mona (July Namir). The sisters are scared and Kip’s convinced they’re hiding something.
In tonight's episodes, the Bereaved sisters are processed at Harsfleet detention centre.
Pizza manager Laurie (Hayley Squires) has gone missing. Searching Laurie’s home, a fatigued Kip (Carey Mulligan) discovers a hidden stash of cash.
Meanwhile Nathan (Nathaniel Martello-White) discovers Mikey (Brian Vernel) is using Regal Pizza to deliver drugs. Clues continue to build as David (John Simm) reveals to Kip that Linh (Kae Alexander) thought the killer was a woman.
Kip and Nathan interview Fatima at Harsfleet with MI5 operative Sam Spence (John Heffernan) in attendance. Fatima claims Abdullah was killed because he had an explosive piece of information...
Collateral starts tonight at 9PM on BBC Two with the second of four episodes.