BBC Reveals Casting Details For Troy: Fall Of A City

BBC One has revealed that David Farr’s (The Night Manager) eight-part epic tale of mortals and gods, Troy: Fall Of A City, will star David Threlfall and Frances O’Connor.

Troy: Fall Of A City goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth.

Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall Of A City is a story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging as people battle to retain their sense of humanity and compassion amid the devastation and destruction of war.

Louis Hunter (The Fosters) and Bella Dayne (Humans) will star as Paris and Helen. David Threlfall (Shameless) plays Paris’ father, King Priam of Troy, with Frances O’Connor (The Missing) as Hecuba, Queen of Troy, and Tom Weston-Jones (Dickensian) as their eldest son Hector.

They are joined by Joseph Mawle (Game Of Thrones) as Odysseus, Chloe Pirrie (To Walk Invisible) as Andromache, Johnny Harris (This Is England) as Agamemnon, David Gyasi (Man In An Orange Shirt) as Achilles, and Jonas Armstrong (Dark Angel) as King Menelaos of Sparta.

David Farr says: “I’m delighted we’ve assembled such a high-quality ensemble cast… The story we’re telling has an epic and political sweep but is also deeply human and intimate. I look forward to seeing these actors take you on the journey.”

Troy: Fall Of A City is filming on location in Cape Town. It will premiere in the UK on BBC One, and globally outside of the UK on Netflix.