Sky Atlantic is proud to announce the production of a four-part crime drama, set in Seville and based on Robert Wilson's bestselling novels. Falcón premieres in two weeks, Thursday, 15 November at 10pm on Sky Atlantic.
Javier Falcón is a Chief Inspector in the Seville police, a brilliant detective whose personal and professional life is compromised by dark secrets from the past in this ambitious and complex new series.
Falcón himself is a complex and layered character, with a psychological darkness which mirrors the brutal darkness which surrounds him in Seville. An innately sexual and charismatic character, Falcón is forceful and focussed, happy to ignore the distinction between the law and criminals and embrace his own flaws and addictions when he has stuff.
The hidden side of Falcón’s personality is matched by the darker, more visceral side of Seville; a dark and brutal place which lurks behind the creative and vibrant façade of the city. Set and filmed in and around Seville, the drama will show viewers a side to the city which they are unlikely to have seen before; Falcón’s Seville is shadowy, atmospheric but with a dynamic vibrancy and life.
The first story to be adapted is The Blind Man of Seville, which follows Falcón‘s investigation into a brutal killing which stirs long forgotten memories. As Falcón investigates the crime, and finds himself drawn to the widow of the victim, he discovers the secret truth about his artist father’s violent history in Tangier and the Spanish Civil War.
The second story to be adapted is The Silent and the Damned, in which a double suicide takes Falcón to an exclusive area of Seville where wealthy neighbours keep their secrets well hidden and there’s more in the freezer than just food.
About the commission, Elaine Pyke, Director of Sky Atlantic HD, said: “Falcón is sexy, visceral and clever. Against the backdrop of steamy Seville, the series promises a different view of Spain and a different view of crime.”
Marton Csokas as Javier Falcón
James Floyd as Rafael Falcón
Kerry Kox as Manuela Falcón
Hayley Atwell as Consuelo Jimenez
Santiago Cabrera as Estéban Calderón
Emilia Fox as Inés Conde de Tejada
Natalia Tena as Cristina Ferrera
Bernard Hill as Ramón Salgado
Emun Elliot as Basillo Sánchez
Kenneth Cranham as Alberto Montes
Robert Lindsay as Pablo Ortega
Martin McCann as Simón Ortega