‘It’s a dark web’
Paddy Considine on playing a complex cop…
How would you describe counter-terrorism officer gabe waters?
He’s very good at his job, but he has worked undercover for many years and that has definitely left a scar on his psyche. He finds his undercover life difficult to let go of.
what is gabe’s relationship with his informant raza? There are certain rules about how to operate with informers – you can’t be friends because you have to be able to drop them at any moment. But sometimes that working relationship can teeter into the personal and that starts
to happen with Gabe and raza. He feels guilty for drawing the poor kid into this world, which is like a dark web that you can’t get out of.
what about his other relationships?
Gabe’s life is immensely complicated. He is always juggling different elements and playing different roles. He’s entrenched in these worlds and it’s hard to figure out when he is being truthful because he’s balancing so many lies about himself. Over the course of the story, things start to fall down and his identity begins to crumble. His covert life starts to infringe on his personal life and threaten it.