ITV commissions compelling crime thriller DI Ray starring Parminder Nagra, written and created by Maya Sondhi and produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television.
Set in Birmingham, DI Ray introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray, a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage.
The series tracks a compelling murder investigation whilst exploring the emotive subject of racism in the workplace. It asks difficult questions about what it’s like to be British but feel ‘other.’
Jed Mercurio commented on behalf of HTM Television: “Everyone at HTM Television is thrilled to be collaborating with writer Maya Sondhi, director Alex Pillai and star Parminder Nagra on such a thought-provoking series. DI Ray is first and foremost a thriller, while Maya’s writing poses complex and timely questions about the nature of personal ethnic identity.”
DI Ray begins Monday 2nd May at 9pm on ITV. Continues over four consecutive nights.