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Paramount+ announced today the global premiere date for the new crime drama series Sexy Beast. Check out some of the first-look photos.

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Sexy Beast: Emun Elliot as Don Logan, James McArdle as Gal Dove — Photo credit: Matt Towers / Paramount+ © Sexy Beast Production Ltd / Paramount+

The upcoming new series Sexy Beast is a prequel to the 2000 crime drama feature Sexy Beast, which starred Ray Winstone and Ben Kingsley in the lead roles of retired criminal Gal Dove and sociopathic criminal recruiter Don Logan, respectively.

In the series, a younger Gal Dove and Don Logan are played by James McArdle (Mare of Easttown, Angels in America) and Emun Elliott (Guilt, The Gold), respectively. The cast also includes Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Friday Night Dinner) as Cecilia, Stephen Moyer (Shots Fired, True Blood) as Teddy Bass (played in the film by Ian McShane), and Sarah Greene (Bad Sisters, Dublin Murders) as Deedee Harrison (Amanda Redman in the film).

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Sexy Beast: Emun Elliot as Don Logan, James McArdle as Gal Dove — Photo credit: Matt Towers / Paramount+ © Sexy Beast Production Ltd / Paramount+

Filmed in Liverpool, the prequel Sexy Beast explores the origins of Gal (McArdle) and Don’s (Elliott) complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with Deedee (Greene) threatens everything in their world.

Said James McArdle:

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this world. The original story leaves so much space for us all to wonder what happened within Gal and Don’s friendship in the years prior. I’m looking forward to everyone being able to rediscover these characters and find out.”

Sexy Beast premieres exclusively on Paramount+ in the US and international territories where the streaming service is available on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

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Sexy Beast: James McArdle as Gal Dove, Sarah Greene as Dee Dee Harrison — Photo credit: Sanne Gault / Paramount+ © Sexy Beast Production Ltd / Paramount+

Additional cast members include Eliza Bennett (Dynasty), Clea Martin (Hanna), Nicholas Nunn (The Victim), Peter Ferdinando (The Letter for the King), John Dagleish (The Third Day), Robbie Gee (Motherland), Paul Kaye (The Stranger), Lex Shrapnel (Infiniti), Cally Lawrence (Who Is Alice), David Kennedy (Hollyoaks), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour), Ralph Brown (Godfather of Harlem), Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders), and Alice Bailey Johnson (This Is Going to Hurt).

Produced by AC Chapter One and Anonymous Content, in association with Paramount Television International Studios, Sexy Beast is executive produced by Michael Caleo, Nicole Clemens, Antony Smith, Michael Scheel, JC Acosta, Alastair Galbraith, and David Caffrey, along with David Scinto and Louis Mellis, the writers of the original film. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

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Sexy Beast: Paramount+ Sets Premiere Date for New Crime Drama Series