The Rising is the brand new supernatural crime thriller coming to Sky in 2022 – here’s all you need to know.
Adapted from the Belgian crime thriller Hotel Beau Séjour, The Rising will start filming in the Lake District next month with a cast featuring Clara Rugaard alongside newcomers Nenda Neururer and Solly McLeod.
Further cast include Matthew McNulty, Emily Taaffe, Alex Lanipekun and Robyn Cara.
The Rising will air on Sky Max as streaming service NOW from 11 March 2022.
For now, you can watch a first trailer below…
A synopsis shares: “Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard) is dead. Understandably, she’s scared and confused by this new (non) existence, but moreover, when she realises she has been murdered, she’s furious.
“Determined to find her killer and get justice, she takes advantage of her new supernatural abilities to go where the police can’t and investigate her own death. In doing so, she uncovers deeply buried secrets and is forced to re-examine everything about her life and the people she cared about.
“Neve’s return forces everyone around her to change, confess, or start covering their tracks – including her longstanding boyfriend Joseph Wyatt (Solly McLeod), and his enigmatic cousin Alex Wyatt (Nenda Neururer).
“Her own family struggle to deal with the loss of Neve, and fractures deepen between her estranged father, Tom (Matthew McNulty) and beloved mother Maria (Emily Taaffe), step-father Daniel (Alex Lanipekun), step-sister Katie (Robyn Cara) and step- brother Max (Cameron Howitt).
“With a distinctive tone and visual style, The Rising is a story about love, justice and the cost of pursuing the truth in a world that wants to keep it hidden”.
Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content said: “The Rising is a really fresh take on an atmospheric thriller and I’m hugely excited to bring this story to Sky, complete with a great line up of young, emerging talent. The story of Neve takes audiences on a journey from mystery, suspense and horror, all set to the stunning scenic backdrop of The Lake District.”
Jane Millichip, Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios added: “Following a successful production collaboration on The Third Day, The Rising is the first series produced entirely in-house at Sky Studios.
“It re-enforces our ambition and commitment to building high-quality production capability that sits alongside our work with independents. It’s fantastic to be working with Julian Stevens and a world-class team of established and emerging talent, who are delivering a fresh and impactful take on the supernatural genre.”
Julian Stevens, Executive Producer for The Rising commented: “The unique concept behind The Rising grabbed me instantly. It’s a powerful story with a strong and unexpected protagonist at the heart of it.
“We explore subverting tropes throughout, giving agency to our central character and allowing much of narrative to be told from her perspective. It’s a pleasure to be working with Sky and our brilliant team on such a compelling and dynamic show.”