Ragdoll is based on the same-named novel by Daniel Cole. The plot revolves around the assassination of six victims, whose bodies were chopped and sewed together to form one horrific body known as the “Ragdoll.”
DS Nathan Wolf, DI Emily Baxter, and DC Lake Edmunds hunt for the Ragdoll Killer in this six-part series.
AMC+ eventually released the first photographs from their upcoming six-episode miniseries “Ragdoll” in mid-August. The fresh photographs, which were provided through Variety, not only teased the upcoming series’ aesthetic and vibe but also gave viewers their first glimpse at the show’s fascinating stars. But, before we get into the show’s cast, you should familiarise yourself with the show’s credentials; once you do, you’ll surely want to add “Ragdoll” to your queue.
According to the official synopsis, Ragdoll is “a gruesomely inventive serial killer thriller that also captures the interesting but imperfect pals struggling with the ramifications of institutionalization and trauma.”
Production of Ragdoll
“Ragdoll,” based on Daniel Cole’s novel of the same name, came from “Killing Eve” production company Sid Gentle Films and U.K. producers Alibi and was announced by The Hollywood Reporter in February 2021. Freddy Sydborn, who previously worked on “Sex Education,” is the principal writer and executive producer. It was billed as a “murder thriller” at its announcement, which added to the show’s foreboding tone. “Ragdoll” had a similarly tight production schedule, with filming taking place in London from April to May 2021 (via Variety) – an astonishingly quick turnaround, especially for a T.V. show with fewer episodes.
In February 2021, AMC and Alibi announced collaborating on a thriller series based on Daniel Cole’s novel Ragdoll. Freddy Syborn, who will also serve as an executive producer, will adapt the series. The series is produced by Sid Gentle Films and AMC Studios, with BBC Studios handling worldwide distribution.
Although the official trailer for the show has yet to be released, AMC+ did share three first look photos with Variety earlier. Several group members may be seen in the images, including Lucy Hale, who plays D.C. Lake Edmonds.
Release Date of Ragdoll
AMC+’s official press announcement for the planned limited series, “Ragdoll,” will premiere in late 2021. (via THR). Although first-look photos for “Ragdoll” have been posted, no official release date has been set. However, the photographs will be released in August, so the “late 2021” timeframe is soon approaching.
As a result, we may anticipate the launch of “Ragdoll” in the fall or early winter of 2021. A trailer will be released soon, possibly by mid-September, once the first photos are released. If this happens, we may expect AMC+ to premiere in October or November. Given that “Ragdoll” belongs to the crime thriller and dark comedy genres, AMC+ might schedule the show’s release to coincide with Halloween to lend an extra creepy element to the show.
Beyond that, it’s unknown whether all six episodes of “Ragdoll” will be broadcast in one batch to allow fans to binge-watch the show or if they’ll air one at a time to keep viewers guessing. AMC+ is likely to unveil its release strategy intentions around the same time as the first trailer.
Lucy Hale has been cast in the starring role of Ragdoll.
According to Deadline, AMC and Alibi are developing a criminal drama series based on Daniel Cole’s novel. Sid Gentle Films, the British production firm behind Killing Eve, is behind the series.
“We’re ecstatic to have Lucy, Thalassa, and Henry on board as three excellent leads to bring Ragdoll to life,” said Dan McDermott, AMC Networks’ President of Original Programming and AMC Studios’ Co-Head. “We’re looking forward to starting production with our friends at Sid Gentle Films and watching these three amazing actors play off each other in these darkly intriguing and intricately created characters.”
DS Nathan Rose, who was just returned to the London Met; his closest friend and supervisor, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s recruit, DC Lake Edmunds, played by Hale, are all assigned to the horrifying case. The “Ragdoll Killer” taunts the cops by mailing them a list of his upcoming victims, including Rose’s name. And, with so many victims to protect, our heroes are quickly scrutinized by the public.
Hale is best known for appearing in the successful television show “Pretty Little Liars,” which lasted seven seasons and 160 episodes. She has also appeared in series such as “Life Sentence,” “Katy Keene,” and “Privileged.” In addition, she has starred in films such as “A Nice Girl Like You,” “Truth or Dare,” “Son of the South,” and “The Unicorn,” and is currently filming “Borrego,” on which she is also an executive producer. She’ll also appear in the upcoming rom-com “The Hating Game,” based on Sally Thorne’s novel.
The Cast of Ragdoll
Lucy Hale, who has previously starred in dark, suspenseful television dramas, leads the “Ragdoll” cast. In March 2021, Hale was confirmed as a member of the “Ragdoll” cast. According to Deadline, Hale will play DC Lake Edmunds, the newest recruit to a London-based investigation unit.
Henry Lloyd-Hughes, a British actor, best known in the United States for his supporting role in the Netflix comedy “The Irregulars,” joins Hale in “Ragdoll.” Hughes, along with “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw” alum Thalisa Teixeira, was revealed as a “Ragdoll” co-lead in April 2021 (via Deadline). According to Deadline, Lloyd-Hughes will play DS Nathan Rose, a detective “recently returned to the London Met,” while Teixeira will play DI Emily Baxter, “Rose’s best friend and supervisor.”
• Lucy Hale as DC Lake Edmonds
• Henry Lloyd-Hughes as DS Nathan Rose
• Ali Cook as DCI Terrence Simmons
• Thalissa Teixeira as DI Emily Baxter
The official plot of “Ragdoll” was announced in February via a press release from AMC+ and, later, THR. “Ragdoll” will focus on a gruesome crime involving “six victims [who] have been slain, mutilated, and sewed into the shape of one horrific body in the ‘Ragdoll,'” according to AMC+.
DS Nathan Rose (Lloyd-Hughes), DI Emily Baxter (Teixeira), and DC Lake Edmunds are tasked with solving the heinous crime.
“While these three are investigating the murder, the ‘Ragdoll Killer taunts the cops by emailing them a list of his future victims, which includes Rose’s name.” And, with so many victims to protect, our heroes are quickly scrutinized by the public.
“Ragdoll” sounds like it will combine the horror of murders found in the cult-hit NBC programme “Hannibal” with the sense of humour found in “Killing Eve,” according to the synopsis. Given that “Ragdoll” comes from the same production firm as the popular BBC America show, the latter should be a piece of cake. “Ragdoll” is also described as “a gruesomely inventive serial killer thriller” that “captures the interesting but imperfect pals grappling with the ramifications of institutionalization and trauma,” according to AMC+.