We are thrilled to announce that River City star Stephen Purdon has joined the cast of COPS AND MONSTERS: UPRISING!
Stephen is best known for his role as Bob Adams in the long-running BBC Scotland soap, and has also appeared in Sweet Sixteen, Staked and the upcoming I.Q You.
Stephen will be playing Private Colin Jack Bissett in our upcoming series.
Private Bissett is Maya’s assigned Buddy during the handover from PITS to SPIDERS. He’s a foulmouthed, laddish soldier—think Jacko and Charlie from Gary Tank Commander—and fully on board with the racist agenda of Mr Clark and the SPIDERS, but his key motivation is his love for his daughter, whom he wants to grow up in a better world. He is a reliable sharpshooter who would never let his quasi-family of SPIDERS down.
Bissett left school at 16 with poor grades and got a gig as a garage skivvy while staying in his mum’s house—his parents separated when he was nine after Bissett’s dad had an affair. When he was 18, Bissett’s on/off girlfriend KARYN (then 17, now 28) became pregnant so he joined the army in order to provide for his new family. Since then, he and Karyn have separated due to Bissett’s infidelity and now share joint custody of BECCA (15). Bissett transferred to the SPIDERS during their expansion last year, a posting which means he gets to spend less time on tour and see his daughter more often—and maybe smash some “subnatural” heads in. He is a doting father and spends a lot of his free time and money on lavish gifts for his daughter. His nickname within the military is “Daddy” because he talks about her so much. (Those who don’t know this call him “Bissett”. He makes subnaturals call him “Sir”.)
We’re very excited that Stephen is joining the Cops and Monsters family. Stephen joins Ellen Patterson (Maya Hedges), Innes Anderson (Alexis Smith), Chris Bain (Jonathan Clark) and Billy Kirkwood (The Cult of Many Faces). His first appearance will be in our series 1 opener, “Remembrance” written by BAFTA winning writer Debbie Moon.
We’ve got 39 days left to raise the remaining £2090 in order to start shooting our brand new series so if you’ve not already done so, please grab a perk and share the Kickstarter link! Thank you.