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Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan to star in Abi Morgan-penned drama 'The Split'

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Karen Butler
Writer Abi Morgan holds the statuette she won at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013. Morgan has written a new, six-part drama called The Split for Sundance and the BBC. File Photo by Danny Moloshok/UPI
Writer Abi Morgan holds the statuette she won at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013. Morgan has written a new, six-part drama called "The Split" for Sundance and the BBC. File Photo by Danny Moloshok/UPI | License Photo

July 2 (UPI) -- Production is to begin in the United Kingdom this week on a six-part drama called The Split.

The Sundance and BBC collaboration is billed as "an authentic, layered and witty exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce through the lens of the Defoes -- a family of female lawyers at the heart of London's fast-paced and emotionally-charged divorce circuit."

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From writer Abi Morgan and executive producer Jane Featherstone, the series boasts an ensemble of Nicola Walker, Meera Syal, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay, Annabel Scholey, Barry Atsma and Stephen Tompkinson.

"I'm delighted to be joining the Defoe family and walking in Hannah's shoes as she picks her way through other people's marriages and relationships, all the while questioning her own," Walker said in a statement.

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