BBC orders ‘Crossfire’ thriller with Dancing Ledge & Keeley Hawes

Keeley Hawes (right) in Bodyguard

UK pubcaster the BBC has commissioned Crossfire, a new miniseries about a hotel shooting to star and be executive produced by Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes.

Fremantle-backed Dancing Ledge Productions will reportedly team with Hawes’ Buddy Club Productions to produce the three-part series for BBC One.

It will be written by Apple Tree Yard scribe Louise Doughty in her first original TV project, while Laurence Bowen and Chris Carey will exec produce for Dancing Ledge, alongside Lucy Richer for the BBC, as well as Doughty and Hawes.

Alex Mercer will produce, while Fremantle is distributing worldwide.

Set in a luxury Canary Islands resort, Crossfire tells the story of Jo (played by Hawes), whose dream vacation is thrown into chaos when gunmen storm the holiday haven, throwing guests and hotel staff into a fight for their lives.

Deadline first reported the commission, which follows an order from Disney+ last week, which will see Dancing Ledge Productions working with Jax Media on Wedding Season, a UK-produced original romantic-comedy action series for the streamer’s Star label.

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