Moonfleet, BSkyB-owned Sky One’s forthcoming family drama, has begun production with a cast headed by Ray Winstone and Aneurin Barnard.
Based on John Meade Falkner’s novel, the 18th Century-set story follows a young man keen to join the local band of smugglers as they embark on a hunt for a lost diamond.
It is written by Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars) and produced by Company Pictures in association with Element Pictures.
The executive producers are Pharoah, Huw Kennair-Jones, John Yorke, Claire Ingham and Patrick Spence. The producer is Dan McCulloch.
Filming is taking place around Dublin and Moonfleet (2×60′) will air later this year.