Is The Walk-In based on a true story? | The Sun

STEPHEN Graham is returning to ITV with an new explosive drama about Neo-Nazism.

With its gritty storyline, some viewers may wonder if the show is based on real-life events.

Is The Walk-In based on a true story?

The Walk-In tells the true story of how a Neo-Nazi plan to kill an MP was foiled by an inside man, activist Matthew Collins.

He is a reformed Neo-Nazi who now works as a journalist for anti-racism organisation Hope not Hate.

The drama will follow Matthew as he attempts to stop the radicalisation of young white men before it begins by running moles, or walk-ins, to far right organisations.

He does this with the goal of gaining inside information about their activities and publishing this online to expose and fracture them.

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Following the 2016 murder of MP Jo Cox, Matthew received an email in March 2017 from someone claiming to be a member of a specific far-right group he had struggled to infiltrate, who alerted him to a plan to murder a second MP.

Is The Walk-In based on a book?

Even though the story, is real, the The Walk-In is not based on a book.

The series was written as an ITV original by acclaimed writer Jeff Pope.

The Oscar nominated and BAFTA multi award-winning screenwriter is also known for the 2018 movie, Stan & Ollie.

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Who is in the cast of The Walk-In?

The Walk-In brings with it a star-studded cast.

The line-up for the new ITV drama includes:

  • Stephen Graham as Matthew Collins – Known for This Is England, Help, and Time.
  • Jason Flemyng – Known for Black Mirror, and Boiling Point.
  • Dean Charles Chapman – Known for Game of Thrones, and 1917.
  • Leanne Best – Known for Cold Feet, and Line of Duty.
  • Andrew Ellis – Known for This Is England, and This Is Going To Hurt.
  • Christopher Coghill – Known for EastEnders, and Waterloo Road.

When is The Walk-In on TV?

The Walk-In will kick off on ITV next Monday (October 3, 2022) at 9pm.

The show will air over five weeks, concluding on October 31, 2022.

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But if you can't wait until then, the boxset will drop on the ITV Hub after the first episode has aired.

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