With Dalgliesh returning for a third season, 2024 seems like the year for detective dramas as another stunner is set to hit the screens, supposedly starring the prominent comedian/ actor David Mitchell. Titled ‘Ludwig’, the upcoming BBC series is said to be directed by Jill Robertson and Robert McKillop.
‘Ludwig’ will narrate the story of John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor who assumes his twin brother’s identity when he goes missing in order to track him down and bring him back. Being entirely different from his brother, John lives in solitude, as an unmarried adult who designs puzzles under the pen name ‘Ludwig’ without even owning a mobile phone! Also, John’s brother happens to be a successful DCI so stepping into his shoes is a lot harder than it sounds. Then, what’s in store for John and his bizarre adventure? Who knows, perhaps, this might just be Ludwig’s biggest puzzle yet.
‘Ludwig’ definitely takes a different route than most of the detective dramas out there by relying on humor to move the story line forward. Mark Brotherhood is rumored to join the production team partaking as the writer for the upcoming series.
Sadly, not much is known regarding the cast for ‘Ludwig’ or on its creative team but as always we do have some snippets for you readers. As per our sources, the production of the series will commence possibly by January next year, with the shooting primarily taking place in United Kingdom. Exactly where? that is news perhaps for another day.
David Mitchell is known for his roles in sitcoms such as ‘Peep Show’, ‘Back’ and Upstart Crow’ wherein his comedic outbursts are always entertaining to watch. The upcoming series will feature David Mitchell in his trickiest performance yet, as he plays a dual role and will have to deliver different mannerisms for both. Yet, Mitchell’s past performances stand true to his comedic caliber and fans of the much adored actor can expect a dramatic yet humor filled deliverance.
John and James – The Curious Plot
Though John will be in pursuit of his brother, it will be more interesting to see him try to adjust to his brother’s job as John pretty much has zero experience in the field and his brother practically leads a major and professional crime team. Moreover, the character has had little acquaintances outside his home!
With John gearing up to make the viewers entertained with all the peculiar turn of events that has occurred in his life, you are guaranteed a series well worth your time. Perhaps ‘Ludwig’ will be the series that provides a new face to crime dramas.