Read the latest news on the forthcoming BBC Two adaptation of China Miéville's award-winning novel, The City & The City, which is airing in April 2018.
Here are the first pictures from the tv adaptation of China Miéville's The City & The City, and of the cities of Ul Qoma and Besźel.
Katrynia played by Lara Pulver in The City & The City.
All images copyright BBC/Mammoth Screen, photographer Des Willie.
The City & The City follows Inspector Tyador Borlú as he investigates the murder of a foreign student, whose body is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Besźel. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own: Ul Qoma, across a border like no other.
China Miéville has won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award three times — for Perdido Street Station, Iron Council and The City & The City, and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. His latest novel, This Census-Taker, is shortlisted for the Rathbone Folio Prize.