Interviews with actors and writers of “The Tower 2: Death Message” on Britbox by Suzanne 5/3/23
This was so much fun! I had never heard of this series (I don’t normally watch Britbox), so I watched the first series, “The Tower” and then the upcoming episodes of “The Tower 2: Death Message.” They were very entertaining. If you loved the books, or you liked the first series, you will certainly enjoy the second one. It has the same actors and a similar story, but with more action and character development. Of course, it has a great mystery or two. Speaking with the writers and actors was great because they were kind and funny.
First, I spoke with Writer and Executive Producer Patrick Harbinson and Author and Executive Producer Kate London. I generally only speak to actors and producers, so it’s a rare treat to speak to a writer or director. They didn’t disappoint!
Next I spoke with Stars Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola and Tahirah Sharif!
*Trailer Debut* THE TOWER 2: Death Message | Returning May 16 | Starring Gemma Whelan, Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola & Emmett J. Scanlan
GEMMA WHELAN-LED CRIME THRILLER
THE TOWER 2: DEATH MESSAGE
PREMIERES MAY 16
ON BRITBOX IN NORTH AMERICA
Watch the trailer HERE
Season 2 of the Hit Drama From Homeland Writer and Executive Producer Patrick Harbinson to Have its World Premiere on BritBox,
with Season One BAFTA Television Award-Nominated Actress Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola, and Emmett J. Scanlan Also Returning
New York, NY – April 21, 2023 – BritBox, the world leader in British streaming, will exclusively premiere gripping crime drama The Tower 2: Death Message from May 16 in North America. The four-episode thriller is returning for a second season, airing weekly on BritBox, following its 2021 hit first installment, The Tower, also available on the service.
The critically-acclaimed crime drama is written and executive produced by Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, 24), and produced by Harbinson’s Windhover Films and Mammoth Screen, in association with ITV Studios. It stars Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Gentleman Jack), Jimmy Akingbola (Bel-Air, Ted Lasso), Tahirah Sharif (The Haunting of Bly Manor, A Christmas Prince), BAFTA Television Award-nominated for her performance in season one, and Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders, Kin).
The Tower 2: Death Message is based on the second novel in author Kate London’s best-selling series. Following the dramatic climax of season one, rookie Police Constable Lizzie Adama (Sharif) returns to her London police station where she finds herself fighting to protect a mother and daughter in peril. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins (Whelan) has transferred to Homicide Command. When she is tasked with re-opening a cold case involving a missing schoolgirl, her investigations take an unexpected turn, leading her to cross paths with Lizzie once again. Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw (Scanlan) wants to recruit Detective Sergeant Steve Bradshaw (Akingbola) for a specialist task force, targeting a major organized crime figure, but he must convince Steve he can be trusted. This latest season promises another complex, authentic and topical crime story that will keep audiences gripped.
Season one followed Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins as she set out to uncover the truth around two grisly deaths discovered at the bottom of a residential apartment building. The investigation led her into a dark conspiracy in which her relationship with Lizzie Adama was tested to the limits. All three episodes of season one are now available on BritBox ahead of the season two debut.
Patrick Harbinson and Kate London executive produce the series alongside Mammoth Screen’s Sheena Bucktowonsing and Damien Timmer. Andy Mosse (The Last Bus, The Darkest Dawn, Hungerford) produces and Faye Gilbert (The Bay, The Line, Leaving Eva) directs.
Known for the best in British content, BritBox offers a large collection of originals, co-productions, and other popular programming. The critically acclaimed BritBox Original co-production Stonehouse launched on the service in January, and is a dramatized limited series covering the extraordinary story of disgraced Labour Minister John Stonehouse, starring the Emmy-winning Matthew Macfadyen. Other popular recent series include Karen Pirie, starring Lauren Lyle; the must-see drama Sherwood, starring Lesley Manville and David Morrissey and written by James Graham, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? produced, directed, and adapted for screen by Hugh Laurie and starring Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton as well as The Confessions of Frannie Langton, another BritBox International co-production, from the award-winning novel by Sara Collins and starring Karla-Simone Spence and Sophie Cookson.
BritBox is available for $7.99 per month/79.99 per year—after an introductory free trial period—on Roku®, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at https://www.britbox.com/us/. BritBox is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.
BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada. Created by two British content powerhouses—BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster—the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps—most available within 24 hours after their UK premiere. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.
Proofread and Edited by Brenda