Our favorite big-eared beauty — Looking’s Russell Tovey — is set to appear in a new BBC drama called Banished about a group of convicts who’ve been exiled to Australia in the 18th century.
The BBC describes the series as exploring “the lives, loves, relationships and battle for survival of a group of convicts, the soldiers who guard them and the men who govern them in the early days of this settlement,” and is helmed by Jimmy McGovern, the creator of BBC series Cracker, The Lakes and Accused.
Tovey, who also has a cameo in the upcoming Muppets Most Wanted, will play a convict forging bonds with fellow cons played by MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing).
We certainly wouldn’t mind a little on-screen rough and tumble between Russell and Julian.
Filming begins in April on location in Australia, with the drama reaching BBC2 in early 2015.