The Rising follows Neve Kelly, a young woman who wakes up confused and disorientated after a night out. She soon discovers that she is living a new [non] existence after being violently murdered.
Determined to find her killer, Neve sets out to use her supernatural abilities to investigate her death, which proves difficult as she has little to connect her with the real, living world.
Yesterday, a ghostly apparition appeared on the banks of Derwentwater, Lake District to mark the launch of The Rising on Friday.
Appearing in the early hours of the morning, the eerie figure began to rise from beneath the water set against the dramatic backdrop of the mountains. Surrounded by a grey mist, the blue-grey hue of the life-sized figure stunned passers-by who looked on in awe as she appeared to mouth the words “come find me”.
Created using cutting edge technology the visual was, in fact, a hologram depicting lead character Neve Kelly (Clara Rugaard), to launch the brand-new, Sky Original series, The Rising. In the show, set in the lake district, Neve is seen to emerge from a lake as she returns from the afterlife to help those investigating her death to find her killer.
The hologram was inspired by new research commissioned by Sky that found that more than two-fifths of Brits (42%) believe in life after death with a further 63% admitting to believing they have been guided through life by a deceased loved one. The top five ‘signs’ Brits think can indicate a spirit include – sensing a presence in the room (27%), household pets / dogs behaving strangely (23%) smelling a particular scent and not knowing the source (22%), feeling someone touch you when no one is (21%), and seeing spiritual symbols such as birds (21%).
All episodes of The Rising are on Sky Max and streaming service NOW from 22nd April.