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The City and The City: David Morrissey is a grizzled cop in exclusive new trailer for neo-noir miniseries

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Nov 16, 2018, 12:07 PM EST

There's only room enough in this town for one city...except there is. Confused? Let us elaborate. BritBox (ITV and BBC's subscription streaming service) is releasing a four-part miniseries, The City And The City, a show based on the 2009 novel of the same name by China Miéville — and we have an exclusive peek at it.

The book tells the story of two cities that exist in the same space at the same time, but are bordered only by the psychological distinction made by the people that live in them. 

David Morrissey (The Governor on AMC's The Walking Dead) stars as Tyador Borlú, a hardened cop that starts investigating a murder that serves as a bridge between the two cities. BritBox has released a new trailer for the limited series, which SYFY WIRE has exclusively acquired. Morrissey narrates the surrealist Blade Runner-esque neo-noir preview. 

Watch it now:

Miéville wrote the book for his terminally ill mother, who was a fan of police procedurals, according to a story from Unbound Worlds in 2009. The novel was well-received the Locus Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, British Science Fiction Association Award, World Fantasy Award, while tying for the Hugo Award. 

Co-starring alongside Morrissey are Christian Camargo (Penny Dreadful), Ron Cook (Hot Fuzz), Mandeep Dhillon (24: Live Another Day), Robert Firth (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Lara Pulver (Edge of Tomorrow). 

All episodes of the show debut on BritBox Nov. 21.