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Keeley Hawes looks distraught on the set of The Midwich Cuckoos as she films with co-star Max Beesley

Keeley Hawes looks distraught as she shoots scenes with Max Beesley for new action-packed drama The Midwich Cuckoos

It was announced that she would be playing alongside Max Beesley in The Midwich Cuckoos in April of this year.

And Keeley Hawes, 45, was spotted on the set in Bedfordshire on Sunday looking distraught as she reenacted a scene.

The actress was seen in a stylish navy blue dress that appeared distressed on a phone call as she stood by a coach’s door, while in another scene Max, 50, broke into a fight dressed as a police officer.

Acting in the role: Keeley Hawes, 45, was spotted on the set of new Sky Original sci-fi drama The Midwich Cuckoos in Bedfordshire on Sunday, looking distraught as she reenacted a scene

Acting in the role: Keeley Hawes, 45, was spotted on the set of new Sky Original sci-fi drama The Midwich Cuckoos in Bedfordshire on Sunday, looking distraught as she reenacted a scene

BAFTA nominee Keeley, who is psychotherapist Dr. Playing Susannah Zellaby who tries to help those affected by an alien invasion, performed for the camera in her smart blue dress and her blond hair styled in light waves.

Meanwhile, in The Outsider, who plays police officer Paul Kirby, who must help the terrified town through the peril of their normally quiet community, Max was seen in uniform as he breaks up a scuffle.

It was announced that Keeley and Max would start working on the new Sky Original sci-fi drama in April of this year.

Doctor, Doctor: The actress, who psychotherapist Dr.  Susannah Zellaby who tries to help those affected by an alien invasion was seen in a stylish navy blue dress

Doctor, Doctor: The actress, who psychotherapist Dr.  Susannah Zellaby who tries to help those affected by an alien invasion was seen in a stylish navy blue dress

Doctor, Doctor: The actress, who psychotherapist Dr. Susannah Zellaby who tries to help those affected by an alien invasion was seen in a stylish navy blue dress

Saving the day: Keeley looked sad as she performed for the camera in her pretty blue dress and her highlighted blonde hair was styled in light waves

Saving the day: Keeley looked sad as she performed for the camera in her pretty blue dress and her highlighted blonde hair was styled in light waves

Saving the day: Keeley looked sad as she performed for the camera in her pretty blue dress and her highlighted blonde hair was styled in light waves

The Midwich Cuckoos is an eight-part adaptation of John Wyndham’s acclaimed novel published in 1957 under the same title.

The writer behind The Night Manager, David Farr, has written the contemporary re-imagining, which follows the residents of Midwich as village women mysteriously become pregnant with alien children.

Residents of the sleepy village of Midwich panic when one summer afternoon a stream of residents pass out without explanation.

To order!  Max Beesley, 50, portrays police officer Paul Kirby who must help the terrified town overcome the danger facing their normally quiet community

To order!  Max Beesley, 50, portrays police officer Paul Kirby who must help the terrified town overcome the danger facing their normally quiet community

To order! Max Beesley, 50, portrays police officer Paul Kirby who must help the terrified town overcome the danger facing their normally quiet community

Send in the FBI: Actor could be seen breaking up a fight as disorder erupted in the normally sleepy village

Send in the FBI: Actor could be seen breaking up a fight as disorder erupted in the normally sleepy village

Send in the FBI: Actor could be seen breaking up a fight as disorder erupted in the normally sleepy village

Blue lights: An emergency vehicle was seen on set as an actor dressed in army uniform patrolled as part of the scene

Blue lights: An emergency vehicle was seen on set as an actor dressed in army uniform patrolled as part of the scene

Blue lights: An emergency vehicle was seen on set as an actor dressed in army uniform patrolled as part of the scene

When they regain consciousness, every woman of childbearing age within the city limits is suddenly pregnant.

About her latest project, Keeley said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be working with Sky on The Midwich Cuckoos.

“I am really looking forward to working with the immensely talented Max Beesley and the amazing cast and can’t wait to enter the strange and disturbing world of Midwich.”

Eerie: Keeley stars in the sci-fi drama that follows the residents of Midwich as village women mysteriously become pregnant with alien children

Eerie: Keeley stars in the sci-fi drama that follows the residents of Midwich as village women mysteriously become pregnant with alien children

Eerie: Keeley stars in the sci-fi drama that follows the residents of Midwich as village women mysteriously become pregnant with alien children

Keeley and Max will also be joined by Last Night in Soho’s Synnøve Karlsen, Aisling Loftus from A Discovery of Witches, I May Destroy You’s Lewis Reeves, Ukweli Roach from Blindspot and Robin Hood’s Lara Rossi.

Filming for the Sky drama began in London in May and the series is expected to hit small screens in 2022.

This isn’t the first time The Midwich Cuckoos has been the basis for an on-screen adaptation.

Directors Wolf Rilla and John Carpenter have previously edited the terrifying story under the alternate title Village of the Damned.

Co-star: The Outsider star Max assists as police officer Paul Kirby after residents of Midwich village panic when a flurry of residents pass out without explanation

Co-star: The Outsider star Max assists as police officer Paul Kirby after residents of Midwich village panic when a flurry of residents pass out without explanation

Co-star: The Outsider star Max assists as police officer Paul Kirby after residents of Midwich village panic when a flurry of residents pass out without explanation

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