You Don't Know Me cast: Who stars in the BBC One drama?

THE new BBC One drama You Don't Know Me is set to premiere in December, 2021.

The thriller is based on the book of the same name written by criminal defence barrister Imran Mahmood.

Who is in the cast of You Don't Know Me?

Adapted by Tom Edge, the screenwriter behind Vigil, The Crown and Strike, the new series features a number of familiar faces.

Here's who you can expect to star in the show.

Samuel Adewunmi

After appearing in Angela Black as Theo Walters and as Carcer Dun in The Watch, Samuel takes the lead in You Don't Know Me.

The 27-year-old actor will slip into the skin of main character Hero, a young man accused of murder.

Despite the evidence against him, the protagonist claims he is innocent.

He is facing a lifetime behind bars for the crime and will share his story in a desperate attempt to convince the jury he has been wrongfully accused.

As a guilty verdict appears inevitable, Hero will be telling the tale of how his life fell apart when he became smitten with a girl called Kyra.

Speaking about his role to website Whattowatch.com, Samuel said: "he’s trying to get along and live a pretty simple life, but ends up being dragged into a world that he would not have expected."

"I was desperate to do it because I felt like this was a story that I hadn't seen before and even if I hadn’t got the part I was really excited about watching it!"

Samuel added: "We don’t know if Hero is telling the truth or not, so in a way the audience is the 13th juror."

"I love stories like this that don’t make any decisions for you, because it trusts that the viewers are intelligent enough to think for themselves and come up with their own ideas."

Sophie Wilde

Newcomer Sophie joins Samuel in the You Don't Know Me as Kyra, the girl who stole Hero's heart before mysteriously vanishing.

In the synopsis, it is said that Kyra "got into dangerous trouble."

"It’s about how he risked everything to save her. He swears he’s innocent", the synopsis adds.

"But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?"

Prior to her role in You Don't Know Me, Sophie appeared in several shows and films, including as Sophia Western in Tom Jones, alongside Pearl Mackie and Hannah Waddingham.

She has also been seen in Uncalculated as Lily opposite Nicholas Burton.

Sophie is also set to star in the 2022 film The Portable Door.

Who else is in the cast of You Don't Know Me?

The line-up for the programme will be completed by other familiar faces.

Their roles in You Don't Know Me have not been disclosed as only a handful of details about the show have been released.

These include:

  • Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Tomb Raider, Sixteen, Chasing Shadows)
  • Tuwaine Barrett (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Peter's To-Do List, Blue Story)
  • Bukky Bakray (Rocks, Self-Charm, Liaison)

When is You Don't Know Me on BBC One?

Filming begun during the month of February, 2021, and was wrapped up shortly before summer 2021.

This means that Christmas season will begin with a hint of mystery.

The BBC One miniseries will hit the screens on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 9pm.

The show's finale is scheduled for Boxing Day, on December 26, 2021.

Each episode will air weekly and be made available on BBC iPlayer.

You Don't Know Me was co-produced with Netflix.

The streaming service has worldwide rights outside the UK, Ireland and China.

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