Inspire is very excited at the airing of “Next of Kin”- a new six part ITV drama that imagines the stories of the families of terrorists. Created by BAFTA nominated Paul Rutman, who wrote Channel 4 period drama Indian Summers, and his author wife Natasha Narayan, Next Of Kin was inspired by the attack in Paris in 2015 when 12 people were killed by Islamist terrorists who burst into the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. “Next of Kin” stars Emmy award winner and Golden Globe nominee Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport.
To ensure the subject was treated with the appropriate levels of sensitivity and accuracy; Sara Khan, Director of Inspire was invited to provide advice and expert guidance on the script alongside Kalsoom Bashir, Muslim Chaplain and an ex Co-Director of Inspire.
Creators Paul Rutman and Natasha Narayan say “during extensive research for this show, we’ve talked to many experts in the field. We’ve been particularly helped by two courageous women who’ve devoted much of their lives to combatting radicalisation among young people: Sara Khan of Inspire and the Muslim Chaplain, Kalsoom Bashir”.
“Next of Kin” starts on Monday 8th January 2018 on ITV and is also available on ITV Hub. You can read more about the plot here