Bottom Line: While the rest of the series (everything but the first episode) is now only available on DVD, Girl Number 9 is easily one of my favorite web Thrillers in recent history, and well worth a purchase.
Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Joe Absolom (Doc Martin, Personal Affairs) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Doctor Who, Eastenders).
Producers Martin Baker and Pete Coogan are proud to announce Girl Number 9, a dark thriller created exclusively for the internet, in six 5-minute episodes premiering on October 30 2009 at 9pm.
The series stars Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Joe Absolom (Doc Martin, Personal Affairs) and Tracy-Ann Oberman (Doctor Who, Eastenders), and is written by James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks, Severance). Episodes 1, 2 and 3 are directed by award-winning feature director Dan Turner, while James Moran makes his directorial debut on episodes 4, 5 and 6.
Vincent Boylan (Joe Absolom) has just been arrested, suspected of being behind the brutal murder of seven girls, but the team only have a limited time to get a confession. If they can’t make him talk, he could slip through their fingers. Detective Matheson (Gareth David-Lloyd), who is leading the investigation, is sent in to try and get some answers. But things soon take a horrifying turn for the worse, as Matheson and his boss Lyndon (Tracy-Ann Oberman) find out that all is not as it seems.
The mystery deepens as everyone is drawn into Boylan’s sick mind games, and each twist-packed episode ends on a tantalising cliffhanger, making every instalment a must-see.
Cast: Vincent Boylan, Gareth David-Lloyd, Tracy-Ann Oberman
Website: Girl Number 9
The only thing I can say about pacing is that I wish the episodes were longer. I mean that in the best possible way. If you watch the DVD version of this you might not see it, but the way the cliff hangers were setup was phenomenal. (Pacing 4)
This is a dark, moody interrogation serial that will leave you begging for each new episode. While they aren’t paving any new ground with this series, they have managed to take viewers on an extraordinarily entertaining ride. (Watchability 5)