A powerful and timely 4-part thriller about a dedicated American photojournalist who, when accusations of fake news are levelled against him, tries to reclaim his credibility by setting out to find the subject of his most famous picture – the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.
Produced by Playground (Wolf Hall, Howards End, Little Women), Chimerica is based on Lucy Kirkwood’s eponymous acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning stageplay.
Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most urgent issues affecting society today, Chimerica, completely updated from the original play, is set against the 2016 US Presidential election. The series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest.
The series stars SAG Award-winner Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle, Disobedience) as Lee Berger; Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones (Transparent, The Handmaid’s Tale) as Mel Kincaid; Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, The Hollow Crown) as Tess Kendrick; Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham (Homeland, The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Frank Sams; and Terry Chen (Jessica Jones, Unreal) plays Zhang Lin.
Chimerica starts on April 17th at 9pm on Channel 4. The whole series will be available on All 4 after the first episode as the show continues weekly on the channel