BBC ‘Grenfell’ drama: Peter Kosminski won’t start writing script until investigation results are public

Exclusive: Peter Kosminski will not start writing the script for the BBC’s Grenfell drama until the results of a landmark inquiry into the national tragedy are published, Deadline understands.

The BBC has unveiled a three-parter Grenfell Earlier this week, the results of five years of research and interviews, which will continue now that the project is in the public domain.

Audiences are unlikely to see the actual drama on screen anytime soon, though we understand The wolf became Author Kosminski will wait until the results of the huge national inquiry into the failure of the tragic tower fire in London in 2017, which killed 72 people, are published. So production won’t begin for at least a year, but interviews and research will continue in the meantime, allowing Kosminski to create a fuller picture of the events, including responses from those closest to the tragedy.

Phase 2 of the Grenfell inquiry’s closing statement took place late last year and chair Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report is expected no later than 2023.

Around 300,000 documents and 1,500 witness statements were submitted to the four-year inquiry, which has already made several recommendations for updating building safety laws as part of the first phase. The second stage will decide whether to recommend criminal charges. talking The Sunday Times Late last month, UK Housing Secretary Michael Gove admitted that “flawed and unclear” government guidance was a factor in the fire, which was sparked by combustible cladding on the tower’s walls. This represents a big climb from the UK government’s previous defence.


Kosminsky et al Grenfell Producer The Forge has spent years conducting research and interviews but taking on a play of this magnitude is extremely sensitive.

Deadline understands that a Grenfell campaign group’s official team were blindsided when the announcement came earlier this week and are unhappy that so many people have contacted them.

Although they regularly spoke to campaign groups for advice and support, The Forge and Kosminski are understood to have reached the research stage by focusing on interviews with individuals rather than spokespeople for any particular group.

Grenfell campaign groups, who have worked tirelessly to lobby and bring issues to the public’s attention, include Grenfell United, Justice 4 Grenfell and the Grenfell Action Group.

A number of documentaries have already aired about the tragedy, including a feature on the BBC, also titled Grenfell.

A BBC reality drama, titled Jimmy Savile, about former British TV personality minus, It was announced in 2021 but is unlikely to air until next year.

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