Channel 4 greenlights ‘Home Before Dark’

Sequel to 'Devil's Whore' is okayed

LONDON — An international thriller from British screenwriter Abi Morgan has been greenlit by U.K. pubcaster Channel 4.

Set in London, the U.S. and Italy, the four-part “Home Before Dark” follows the hunt for a killer, and examines how the Internet can corrupt and be corrupted by those who use it.

Morgan wrote the script for Margaret Thatcher biopic “The Iron Lady” and BBC period drama “The Hour.”

“Home Before Dark” is a Cowboy Films production. Exec producers include Kevin Macdonald (“Touching the Void,” “Life in a Day,” and “The Last King of Scotland”).

Channel 4’s new head of drama, Piers Wenger, also revealed two other commissions.

“New World” is a sequel to English Civil War drama “The Devil’s Whore.” Produced by Company Pictures, it is a four-part skein penned by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant.

“Dates” is a contempo saga about modern relationships from Bryan Elsley, creator of edgy U.K. teen drama “Skins.”

Produced by Balloon Entertainment, it examines modern dating and relationships.

MTV adapted “Skins” for the U.S. but the show was axed following poor ratings.