“There was a strong female presence in the driving seat”: Emma Appleton and Kerr Logan on The Killing Kind
New British thriller series The Killing Kind is a six-episode adaptation of the book of the same name by crime writer Jane Casey. The story follows a barrister called Ingrid (Emma Appleton) who, after previously defending a client (Kerr Logan), found herself the centre of his unwanted attention. While rebuilding her life after those events she finds out she’s the target of further danger when her colleague dies in a fatal accident, and there’s a possibility it was intentional – a case of mistaken identity.
The show takes various twists and turns as it guides viewers through the threads of the legal system, the loopholes, the flaws and the undercurrents of the criminal underbelly. The story is layered though the eyes of Ingrid herself, as it causes her life to unravel, picking apart her relationships until she cannot decide who to trust. Set in the heart of Bristol, and featuring a fantastic ensemble cast, The Killing Kind keeps viewers guessing until the very end as the carefully woven narrative plays out.
The Upcoming had the pleasure of speaking to Appleton and Logan about what drew them to their roles, how they prepared to take on those characters and what it was like to build their relationship on screen. We also talked about working on location, memorable moments during the shoot and working with a brilliant female-led director and producer presence on set.
The Killing Kind is released on Paramount+ on 7th September 2023.
Watch the trailer for The Killing Kind here: