Preview: Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

Bafta-winner Matt Berry stars in this six-part comedy drama directed by Bafta-nominated Ben Taylor (Catastrophe).

Set in the dark heart of Victorian London, Year of the Rabbit follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Berry), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen it all.

The capital is being terrorised by a mysterious killer who takes the guise of the Brick Man – a mythical figure from London folklore. Legend has it that every Brick Night, the Brick Man comes out of the brick walls, with a brick face and a brick suit – and if you don’t believe in him, he stabs you repeatedly in the neck with his brick knife.

It’s just a bit of fun for the kids – like Guy Fawkes – except this time, it’s real, and people are dying.

Rabbit and Strauss (Freddie Fox) are on the case, and even though she hasn’t persuaded her father, Chief Inspector Wisbech (Alun Armstrong), to give her an actual police badge yet, Mabel (Susan Wokoma) joins them.

Meanwhile, Tanner (Paul Kaye) takes a hit that was meant for Rabbit, and Lydia (Keeley Hawes) emerges from the shadows with designs on Mabel.

Year of the Rabbit – Monday at 10.00pm on Channel 4.