ER alum Parminder Nagra is set to star in a new British crime drama series, DI Ray, from Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio and one of its stars Maya Sondhi.British broadcaster
ITV has actually picked up the four-part series, which revolves around Birmingham-based law enforcement officers Rachita Ray, who takes on a case that requires her to deal with a long-lasting personal dispute between her British identity and her South Asian heritage. The story will follow a murder examination while at the same time exploring issues of racism in the workplace.Nagra, possibly best known for her function as Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC
medical drama series ER, will play Ray, who is promoted to the murder unit to investigate what is described as a” culturally specific homicide. “Ray is dissatisfied, thinking she was chosen for her ethnic background rather than her skillset. Nevertheless, she is figured out to discover the killer and confront her coworkers’ biases.The show is written by Sondhi, who plays Maneet in the BBC authorities drama Line of Responsibility.
Mercurio will executive produce along with Black Mirror’s Madonna Baptiste, while Alex Pillai(Riverdale)is on board as director. Mercurio’s HTM Television and Charlotte Surtees(Code 404)will produce.” I am so anticipating getting backto the UK after such a difficult time globally to be part of this amazing brand-new project,”stated Nagra, who has actually likewise starred in programs such as The Blacklist and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Written by Maya Sondhi and officer produced by the force that is Jed Mercurio, we are being helmed by an incredible group to bring something special to our story telling landscape.” Sondhi included,”
This is a task which is deeply individual for me as a British Asian Brummie lady. It’s just in the past 10 years or so I have actually truly had the ability to really embrace my heritage. So much of this program is my story and in telling it truthfully, I hope others from all different backgrounds will relate.”
The series is anticipated to film in the Midlands in the U.K. later this year. There is no word yet on where the program will land in the U.S. however it will be dispersed worldwide by Hat Trick International and Anton Corp.DI Ray, TBA, ITV Source