'Sex Education' star Connor Swindells has been cast in new drama 'Lockerbie'.

Connor Swindells has been cast in Lockerbie

Connor Swindells has been cast in Lockerbie

The actor - who played Adam Groff in the racy comedy drama - has been announced for the upcoming BBC and Netflix six part series about the real events around the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, and the joint Scots-US investigation that followed.

'Suits' actor Patrick J Adams and 'Ozark' star Peter Mullan have also been cast, along with 'Doctor Who' star Tony Curran, Downton Abbey's Phyllis Logan and others including Merritt Wever, Lauren Lyle and Eddie Marsan.

Rounding off the casting news are Andrew Rothney, Khalid Laith, James Harkness and AManda Drew.

Filming for the show is underway in Scotland, with shoots set to continue in Malta and Toronto.

The show has been written by Jonathan Lee with two episodes penned by Gillian Roger Park, and it follows the events after the attack on the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988.

A bomb exploded in the hold of a flight from Heathrow to JKK as it flew over the town, with 270 people dying in the attack, including 43 British citizens and 190 Americans.

It was the worst terrorist attack ever on British soil, and the largest against US citizens before 9/11.

The series' synopsis reads: "'Lockerbie' will focus on the investigation into the crash on both sides of the Atlantic and the devastating effect it had on the small town and the families who lost loved ones.

"From the initial exhaustive search for evidence on the ground in Scotland, via the US and Malta to the trial at Camp Zeist in 2000, the drama takes us right up to the most recent indictment at the end of 2022."

No release date has been revealed as of yet, but the series is due to launch initially on BBC One and iPlayer for viewers in the UK, before being made available globally on Netflix.

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