ITV UNVEILS DRAMA SLATE FOR EARLY 2024, NEW AND RETURNING TITLES REVEALED
ITV have revealed their drama slate for the first half of 2024, including the return of Trigger Point and Vera, and new series After The Flood and Breathtaking.
Vicky McClure stars as a police bomb disposal officer – an Expo – who works in the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad alongside fellow officers who risk their lives daily in the face of danger.
In episode one, Lana is just back from secondment training Ukrainian bomb disposal teams but has not returned to active duty - she is giving a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb-centred terrorism when there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city.
THE WINTER KING
This series is set in the fifth century in a brutal land of warring factions and tribes where lives were often fleeting and follows Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from being an outcast and becomes a legendary warrior and leader.
The series stars Iain De Caestecker as Arthur Pendragon, alongside Eddie Marsan as High King Uther, Ellie James as Nimue, Nathaniel Martello-White as Merlin, Stuart Campbell as Derfel, Daniel Ings as Owain, Valene Kane as Morgan, Jordan Alexandra as Guinevere and Simon Merrells as Gundleus.
MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE
A new four-part series written by acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes tells the story of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
Hundreds of innocent subpostmasters and postmistresses were wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a defective IT system - many of the wronged workers were prosecuted, some of whom were imprisoned for crimes they never committed, and their lives were irreparably ruined by the scandal.
A searing, thought-provoking and poignant account of an NHS doctor in the eye of the storm during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The drama stars Joanne Froggatt in the role of a frontline hospital consultant, is based on doctor-writer Rachel Clarke’s unflinching personal memoir of the greatest public health crisis in living memory, was adapted for television by Rachel Clarke and former junior hospital doctors Jed Mercurio and Prasanna Puwanarajah.
AFTER THE FLOOD
When an unidentified man is found dead in a lift in an underground car park and police assume that he became trapped as the waters rose, PC Joanna Marshall (Sophie Rundle) becomes obsessed with discovering what happened.
How did he get in the lift and why does no-one know who he is? The mystery unfolds across the series while we also see the real impact of climate change on the lives of residents in this small town - the floods threaten to expose secrets as fortunes and reputations are at stake, but how far will people go to protect themselves.
A close-knit community in the small Northern village of Chadder Vale is sent spinning on its axis following a series of strange and unnatural crimes.
After arriving there five years ago, former Met Police detective Riya Ajunwa (Wunmi Mosaku, Loki, Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Lovecraft Country) has been searching for that ‘one big crime’, that one challenge that will make her feel alive again
UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN
Inspired by the true crime bestseller by Jon Krakauer, this series follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah.
Starring the internationally acclaimed and award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope, this new series sees the return of actor and director David Leon as Joe Ashworth.
The fan-favourite crime drama returns for an eighth series - produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company), the series will see Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport.
Transmission details for all the shows above will be announced in due course.