Preview: Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit - Matt Berry

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.

Rabbit’s been chasing bad guys for as long as he can remember, but these days his heart keeps stopping at inopportune moments. So, Rabbit’s boss, Chief Inspector Wisbech (Alun Armstrong), forces him to get a partner – young, fresh-faced and clueless Sergeant Strauss (Freddie Fox).

In the East End, crime is relentless, so when they’re tasked with solving the murder of another young woman, it doesn’t seem that unusual. That is, until they notice a second bullet hole and a mysterious symbol on her make-up compact, which leads them into a labyrinthine quest for a killer, while rubbing shoulders with crooked politicians.

Along the way, they team up with Mabel (Susan Wokoma), the daughter of the Chief of Police, who has ambitions to become the first female police officer.

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