The Mill is Channel 4’s new four-part historical drama, starring MATTHEW McNULTY.
Set during rural-industrial England during 1833, the gritty, factually-inspired drama follows the workers and unpaid apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire as they slave away at their 12-hour shifts. But the Industrial Revolution is changing the landscape of the country beyond recognition and the workers are poised to take their fates into their own hands. MATTHEW plays Daniel Bate, an Irish Mancunian and a brilliantly skilled mechanic with a fierce temper and a keen nose for injustice. An idealist who has seen both sides of the manufacturing divide as a committed working men’s organiser and as an aspiring entrepreneur, Daniel’s personal experience has made him bitter about political campaigning.
The Mill is written by Torchwood and Coronation Street‘s John Fay and also stars Kerrie Hayes, Aidan McArdle, Kevin McNally, Claire Rushbrook, Sacha Parkinson, Holly Lucas, Donald Sumpter and Barbara Marten.
Tune in for the premiere of Episode One this Sunday 28th July at 8pm on Channel 4. Here’s the trailer: