Netflix has announced the cast of its upcoming football drama The English Game, written and executive produced by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows.
Production has begun on the six part series, which is produced by 42 (Watership Down, Traitors) and charts the origins of football.
The series will star British talent Edward Holcroft (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Kevin Guthrie (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dunkirk), Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), James Harkness (The Victim), Niamh Walsh (Jamestown), Gerard Kearns (The Mark of Cain), Joncie Elmore (Downton Abbey), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid), Daniel Ings (The Crown), Kate Dickie (Red Road), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Killing Eve), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), Ben Batt (Captain America: The First Avenger), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Happy-Go-Lucky), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny) and Anthony Andrews (The King’s Speech).
The series is directed by Birgitte Stærmose (The Spanish Princess, Darling ) and Tim Fywell (Happy Valley, Grantchester ) and produced by Rhonda Smith (Fresh Meat, Traitors).
Executive producers include Julian Fellowes as well as Rory Aitken, Eleanor Moran and Ben Pugh for 42 and Eddie Charlton. Ben Vanstone is a Co-Executive Producer.
The English Game is currently shooting in the UK and will launch on Netflix in 2020.