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The Trailer For 'The Accident' Is Here And It Looks So Harrowing

The Trailer For 'The Accident' Is Here And It Looks So Harrowing

'The Accident' follows the residents of a forgotten town in Wales who are devastated by disaster.

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara Sheppard

The upcoming four-part series The Accident finally has a trailer - and it looks like mash up between Happy Valley and Chernobyl.

The Channel 4 drama is set in a fictional town in Wales and follows the lives of a forgotten community who are devastated by disaster.

It follows a community's response to an explosion that occurred on a construction site of a regeneration project, and which killed a number of teenagers who had broken in.

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The trailer, released on Friday (11th October), begins with the residents of the fictional community of Glyngolau - described as a 'left behind' town in Wales - gathering for a charity fun day when they hear an explosion.

It transpires to have come from the construction site of a much-needed regeneration project, as the town's residents soon discover the explosion had claimed the lives of several teenagers who had broken in to cause mischief.

The grief-stricken community soon begin seeking for answers, and as anger takes over, someone to blame.

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Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Kiri) plays Polly Bevan, the wife of local politician Iwan (Mark Lewis Jones) who is desperate to return his town to its former glory.

At home, the couple's situation is far more complicated as their rebellious teenage daughter Leona (Jade Croot), who has a difficult relationship with her father, turns out to be the ringleader of the teenagers who broke into the site. Leona is the only survivor of the accident, but suffers life-changing injuries.

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Polly leans on her oldest friends, Angela (Joanna Scanlan) and Greta (Eiry Thomas), and also Debbie (Genevieve Barr), whose husband, Alan, died in the accident.

The series, which touches on themes of grief, anger, blame and revenge, sees a community is pushed to its limits in the aftermath of the accident.

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The Accident is written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and boasts a star-studded line-up including BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire alongside Keeping Faith actor Mark Lewis Jones, and Westworld star Sidse Babett Kdusen.

"The Accident aims to explore the nexus between blame, revenge and justice, and explores the contentious question of responsibility - social, corporate and personal - that the accident gives rise to," reads the show notes.

The show is directed by Sandra Goldbacherm known for Ordeal By Innocence, Anne With An E and The Hour; and produced by Killing Eve's Morenike Williams.

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The Accident begins on Thursday 24th October at 9pm on Channel 4.

We'll definitely be tuning in for this one.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Drama, TV and Film, TV Entertainment