The Split Series 2
BBC One / SundanceTV / Sister Pictures
Damien appears in the second series of BBC One legal drama The Split as the character Tyler.
Series 2 began production March 2019 and Damien completed filming July 2019.
The series premiered 11 February 2020 on BBC One.
The Split is a major BBC female-led legal drama set in the world of divorce lawyers, which received high ratings and critical acclaim for the first series when it aired in 2018. It is created and written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan, directed by Paula van der Oest and Joss Agnew and produced by Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures for BBC One and co-produced with SundanceTV.
The drama is a multi-layered examination of modern marriage from within the fast-paced world of London’s high-end divorce circuit, exploring ‘the often complex realities that bind families together, and tear them apart’.
Series 1 comprised 6 x 1 hour episodes and premiered on BBC One April 2018 in the UK and later on SundanceTV in the USA.
The Split Series 2 Synopsis (spoilers!)
At the end of the first series, which averaged 5.7 million viewers , Hannah’s formerly rock-solid marriage was beginning to crack following the devastating revelation of Nathan’s (Stephen Mangan) affair. For the rest of the family, and Hannah, joy had turned to tragedy as estranged father Oscar (Anthony Head) passed away the night of Rose and James’ (Rudi Dharmalingam) wedding. Struggling with the grief of losing her father for the second time in her life and with Christie (Barry Atsma) having made his feelings for her clear, Hannah was torn between her past and the promise of a different future.
Now the Defoes are back, at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe, and as former rivals now find themselves on the same side of the table, Hannah’s latest case is set to put NHD firmly on the map.
Locked into an aggressive NDA by her controlling husband Richie Hansen (Ben Bailey Smith) when she was young and naive, Fi Hansen (Donna Air), one half of the UK’s most powerful celebrity couples, now wants out of her marriage. Hiring Hannah to help prepare to leave her dangerously coercive and manipulative partner, their divorce is set to be all the things the press love: public and messy. As the curtain is pulled back from the glossy veneer of their meticulously constructed public image, the pain that lies behind Brand Hansen is slowly revealed and Hannah must invest more than just her billable hours in helping Fi reclaim her life.
Meanwhile, Rose and James return from their honeymoon with ambitions to start their own family and Nina teeters on the edge, as the consequences of her erratic behaviour finally catch up with her. With the merger now complete, Ruth forced out from her role as head of the family firm, must search for a new purpose in life. And, as Hannah fights one of the most public cases of her professional career, the fight to save her own marriage is a deep, intensely, private battle.
Conducting a passionate affair with Christie, Hannah feels trapped; struggling to forgive Nathan, whilst ridden with guilt about her own infidelity. Will she take a course which could result in the end of her marriage, or can she in fact have it all?
Cast & Credits
Hannah Stern – Nicola Walker
Nina Defoe – Annabel Scholey
Rose Defoe – Fiona Button
Ruth Defoe – Deborah Findlay
Nathan – Stephen Mangan
Christie – Barry Atsma
James – Rudi Dharmalingam
Zander – Chukwudi Iwuji
Tyler Donaghue – Damien Molony
Fi Hansen – Donna Air
Richie Hansen – Ben Bailey Smith
Writer / Creator
Paula Van Der Oest (episodes 1 – 3), Joss Agnew (episodes 4 – 6)
Jane Featherstone, Abi Morgan, Lucy Dyke
Released 23 March 2020, available for pre-order now
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