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ITV REVEALS SUMMER DRAMA HIGHLIGHTS

ITV reveal the drama series airing on ITV1 between July and September 2024.



JOAN

Inspired by the real Joan Hannington and certain events from her life, this exhilarating and emotional new six-part series is written by the acclaimed screenwriter Anna Symon (The Essex Serpent, Mrs Wilson) and directed by BAFTA award-winner Richard Laxton (Rain Dogs, The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, Mrs Wilson)



THE TOWER (Series 3)

The third series of the gripping crime thriller is based on author Kate London’s third novel and is adapted by screenwriter Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, Fearless, 24). The series stars Gemma Whelan as DS Sarah Collins, Tahirah Sharif - who was BAFTA-nominated for her role as PC Lizzie Adama for the first series - Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw and Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw.


GRACE (Series 4)

The four feature-length films are all set in Brighton - joining John Simm are returning cast members Richie Campbell (Top Boy, Stephen) as DS Glenn Branson, Zoë Tapper (Liar) as Cleo Morey, Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty) as DS Norman Potting, Laura Elphinstone (Chernobyl) as DS Bella Moy, Brad Morrison (Dinosaur) as DC Nick Nicholl and Sam Hoare (The Capture) as ACC Cassian Pewe.



This series will also feature renowned TV and theatre actor, Robert Glenister (Sherwood, Hustle).


McDONALD AND DODS (Series 4)

Each of the three feature-length films features a new murder mystery with the smart and ambitious DCI McDonald and the quietly brilliant DS Dodds working together to crack the cases.


In the first film, a body is found on a morning rush hour bus in Bath and McDonald and Dodds are then sucked into a mystery involving a priceless artefact, the birth of the blues and their own personal history



TOM JONES

Solly stars as the hero Tom alongside Sophie as the heroine Sophia Western and Hannah as the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellasto in this adaptation of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling - based on Henry Fielding’s classic novel - which is directed by Georgia Parris (Mari).


A rollercoaster story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love, Tom Jones has delighted and scandalised readers since it was originally published in 1749.


PLATFORM 7

A haunting thriller following Lisa - after witnessing a cataclysmic event on Platform 7 of a railway station, she finds her own fragmented memory jogged to reveal a connection between her own life and that of the event she has witnessed. Supernatural elements combine with contemporary realism in this chilling drama



IRVINE WELSH'S CRIME (Series 2)

Ray Lennox is ready to return to the fray at Edinburgh Serious Crimes in the second series of the show and also keen to prove that he is fully recovered from his breakdown induced by bringing Mr Confectioner to justice.


However, Ray is surprised to find that it’s all change as Bob Toal has lost his mojo, Amanda Drummond is newly promoted, and there are two new faces on the team in the form of the devious Tommy Stark and failed actor Norrie Erskine.


LOVE & DEATH

A riveting psychological drama - from David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) - telling the unbelievable true story of Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen), a 1980s Texas housewife accused of murder.



Despite a loving family, a picture-perfect home, and an active presence at church, Candy is unable to shake her sense of suburban ennui - after an unexpectedly charged moment with fellow church member Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons), Candy finds just the risk-taking thrill that’s been missing from her life.

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