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We Hunt Together on Alibi - Start date, cast, and everything you need to know

We Hunt Together
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Alibi’s gripping new crime thriller We Hunt Together is on its way.

Tense six-part drama We Hunt Together, starring Eve Myles (opens in new tab) and Babou Ceesay as cops on the trail of two chilling murderers, begins soon.

We Hunt Together plot: What’s in store?

We Hunt Together Freddy and Baba

Dangerous liaisons: Baba (Dipo Ola) and Freddy (Hermione Corfield)

As the series begins, a fateful meeting between manipulative sex chat line worker Freddy (The Halcyon’s Hermione Corfield) and troubled former Congolese child soldier Baba (Baghdad Central’s Dipo Ola), leads to a violent altercation.

As the disturbed pair embark on a chilling murder spree, the drama explores how the case is investigated by grouchy DS Lola Franks, played by Keeping Faith star Eve. Lola is reluctantly paired with cheery DI Jackson Mendy, portrayed by Dark Money’s Babou. But Lola has her own problems to deal with…

“Something happened on duty that changed her so she’s in a dark place and has a huge secret. But Jackson’s a ray of sunshine. He drives her potty, but he kills her with kindness and gets through the cracks,” says Eve, who hopes the drama will intrigue viewers as it follows the killers as much as the cops.

“I hope it’s got the same effect as something like Breaking Bad, where you’re rooting for Freddy and Baba not to get caught. You’re attached to them and yet they do the most heinous of crimes. It makes us ask questions of ourselves.”

Who else is in it?

Former EastEnders star Nigel Harman plays Simon, Freddy’s sleazy boyfriend. Meanwhile Silk’s Neil Stuke and Death in Paradise’s Kris Marshall also appear. The Windsors’ Vicki Pepperdine plays DSI Susan Smart, Lola and Jackson’s boss, who is keen to shut down the case as soon as possible.

We Hunt Together: When will it air?

The series begins on Wednesday 27th May on Alibi at 10pm and continues the following night.

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.