Conspiracies, secrets and gothic horror combine in this new thriller from the producer of Marcella

The Burning Girls is the new Paramount+ thriller that’s been adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name. Here’s everything you need to know about it. 

Dark and rainy nights call for crime thrillers galore and if the recent slate of new TV is anything to go by, 2022 is set to end with a bang in the television stakes.

Not only do we have true crime dramas like Girl In The Box and A Friend Of The Family to look forward to, but upcoming nail-biting shows like Crossfire and Karen Pirie are set to make the longer evenings a lot more enjoyable. It’s safe to say, then, that we just can’t wait for autumn TV to arrive on our screens.

Another series to add to our ever-growing list is The Burning Girls, the new Paramount+ thriller from the same producer as Marcella. Starring Anna Friel as the titular police officer, Marcella cemented itself as one of the standout female-led thrillers of recent times. So we know that The Burning Girls is in more than safe hands.

As well as a Bridgerton star joining the cast, everything about this new drama ticks all the boxes we want when it comes to a thriller series. So here’s everything you need to know about The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls has been adapted from the book of the same name by CJ Tudor

What is the plot of The Burning Girls?

The upcoming series is based on the bestselling 2021 novel of the same name by CJ Tudor and concerns a village that’s plagued by its dark and turbulent history.

According to Deadline, the series will follow Reverend Jack Brooks, a single parent haunted by a tragedy from her previous church and who bears the onus of her husband’s death. She moves to Chapel Croft with her daughter Flo, who is a typical teenager who marches to the beat of her own drum. 

But as mother and daughter arrive in the small village hoping for a fresh start, they’re surprised to discover a place rife with conspiracies and secrets. What could possibly go wrong?

Samantha Morton leads the cast of Paramount+’s The Burning Girls.

Who will star in The Burning Girls?

It’s now been confirmed that Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead) is leading the cast alongside Ruby Stokes. Morton can currently be seen in Starz period drama The Serpent Queen while Stokes may be familiar to fans of Bridgerton. She played Francesca Bridgerton in the hit Netflix drama but has now been replaced by Hannah Dodds for season three as she is leading Lockwood & Co.

Others already cast in the series include Conrad Khan (Peaky Blinders), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Elodie Grace Orkin (Stranger Things), Janie Dee (All’s Well That Ends Well), David Dawson (The Last Kingdom), Paul Bradley (EastEnders) and Jane Lapotaire (The Crown).

Also joining the cast is Jack Roth (Bohemian Rhapsody), Mollie Holder (Sanditon), Safia Oakley-Green (Sherwood), Beth Cordingly (Learning To Walk Again) and John Macmillian (House Of The Dragon). 

Ruby Stokes is joining the cast of Paramount+’s The Burning Girls.

What has been said about The Burning Girls?

Buccaneer Media is the production company behind the new drama and we have them to thank for hit drama Marcella. Speaking about The Burning Girls, CEO of Buccaneer Media, Tony Wood, said: “We couldn’t be happier with The Burning Girls cast as we start production this week. The depth of talent is substantial.” 

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When and where will The Burning Girls be available to watch?

Although we don’t have a confirmed release date, we do know that the series has just entered production and will be available to stream on Paramount+.

Watch this space for updates. 

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