A NEW dark comedy filmed in Ystradgynlais will air on S4C next weekend.

The six-part series is called Pren ar y Bryn/Tree on a Hill and was written and created by Ystradgynlais native Ed Thomas (Hinterland/Y Gwyll, House of America).

The series was filmed on location in Ystradgynlais back in February and is produced by Fiction Factory (who were responsible for acclaimed crime drama Hinterland/Y Gwyll) in association with All3Media International and investment from Creative Wales.

Pren ar y Bryn/Tree on a Hill follows Margaret and Clive Lewis as the unlikely heroes’ quiet lives are changed in an instant as they find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

The story features a Welsh class including Rhodri Miller (In My Skin, Hidden) as Clive Lewis and Nia Roberts (Craith/Hidden, Yr Amgueddfa) as Margaret in a bypassed town at the edge of a valley, talking about crumbling values, resilience and transgression being the key to liberation.

They will be joined by Richard Harrington, Hannah Daniel, Richard Lynch, Suzanne Packer, William Thomas, Rhodri Evan, Steffan Cennydd and Jacob Ifan.

Ed Thomas said: “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to tell this big little story about change set and shot in the place I grew up at the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the Swansea Valley.

“It’s a world where resilience and a healthy sense of the absurd is the only thing that will get you through when the situation you find yourself in is desperate – but not serious.”

BBC Wales’ head of commissioning, Nick Andrews, said: “In what promises to be the biggest year of Welsh drama on the BBC, this is one of those distinctive scripts that stands tall – Ed Thomas at his lyrical best.

“A rich mix of dark humour and the absurd peppered with characters you’ll never forget.

“I’m so looking forward to seeing this incredible cast bring Ed’s words to life.”

Pren ar y Bryn/Tree on a Hill will be aired on S4C, BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday, November 19, at 9pm.