Meyrick’s DCI Daley crime series comes to TV, starring Game of Thrones actor

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Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann is set to star as DCI Jim Daley in an eight part drama adapted from the novels of Denzil Meyrick.

The series will be written and directed by Scottish playwright and screenwriter Anthony Neilson, director of I Hate Suzie featuring Billie Piper, which was BAFTA nominated for Best Drama Series this year.

Denzil Meyrick, who grew up in Campbeltown on which he modelled the fictional town of Kinloch in his crime thrillers, said: ‘It will be fabulous – and not a little nail-biting – to see my characters brought to life on the small screen by such creative and highly regarded professionals.

‘To say that this is exciting doesn’t do it justice. For a writer, it’s been a privilege to showcase the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. Seeing people so invested in this setting, the quirky, authentic, and much-loved cast of characters, must be the goal of
anyone putting pen to paper. I’m sure that the television production will take this to the next level.’

Anthony Neilson added: ‘I am privileged to be adapting Denzil Meyrick’s rich and atmospheric DCI Daley books for the screen. These stories are much more than typical whodunnits and the whole team is committed to delivering a complex, compelling, and accessible series that will stand comparison with the best adult dramas from Europe and the US.’