Still from Informer, written by alumni Rory Haines '11 and Sohrab Noshirvani '12, image courtesy of Evening Standard

'Informer,' Written by Alumni Rory Haines '11 and Sohrab Noshirvani '12, Now Airing On BBC One

December 3, 2018

Informer, a series written by alumni Rory Haines ‘11 and Sohrab Noshirvani '12, is now airing on BBC One, and is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.


Informer is produced by BBC and directed by Jonny Campbell, who previously directed an episode of Westworld in 2016. It is “a complex, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young second-generation British-Pakistani man from East London (Nabhaan Rizwan) who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer (Paddy Considine) into informing for him,” as described by BBC.


The Gaurdian called the series, “gripping and artful” while the Evening Standard wrote, “It has been compared to The Wire, and that may not be as far-fetched as it seems. Informer is very much about a place — Brick Lane, around Whitechapel, the DLR, the Gherkin in the rear-view mirror — and those places are beautifully shot in cross-processed colours.”


In an interview with BBC, Haines and Noshirvani said they met in their first screenwriting class at Columbia, and have been writing together for the last ten years. Their feature script From Here to Albion was put on the Blacklist in 2013 and purchased by Participant. They also co-wrote The State, which was purchased by Fox in 2016.