No Return | Preview (ITV)
Sheridan Smith OBE leads ITV’s gripping and complex four part event drama, No Return, written by Danny Brocklehurst and produced by Red Production Company.
Sheridan, star of television dramas, Cilla, Mrs Biggs, The C Word, The Moorside and Four Lives is joined by Louis Ashbourne Serkis. Together they play mother and son, Kathy and 16 year old Noah.
Also joining the cast is Olivier award winning actor Michael Jibson (Quiz, Isolation Stories) who won Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance as King George III in Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. Michael plays Martin, Kathy’s husband and father to Noah.
With themes of parental love, guilt, grievances, and the issues around consent for teenagers, No Return is produced by Manchester based executive producer, Nicola Shindler (It’s A Sin, Ridley Road), Richard Fee (The Stranger, Safe), series creator and writer Danny Brocklehurst and Executive Producer for RED Production Company Sarah Doole.
Looking forward to an idyllic all-inclusive luxury break in Turkey to enjoy the sun and sea with extended family members, Kathy (Sheridan Smith) and Martin (Michael Jibson), their son Noah (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) and younger daughter Jessica (Lily Sutcliffe) are blissfully unaware of the horrific ordeal about to unfold.
Their holiday is a chance to unwind and for Kathy and Martin to spend some muchneeded time together. Until unsuspecting Noah accepts a seemingly innocent invitation to a beach party from a fellow holidaymaker, Rosie (Jodie Campbell), who is staying at the same hotel.
Suddenly Kathy and Martin’s world spectacularly falls apart when they are left desperately fighting for their son’s freedom against extremely challenging circumstances.
An arrest, an expensive and alien legal system, looming media coverage and resistance from fellow holidaymakers to come to their aid leaves the distraught parents fighting for Noah’s freedom when ironically he should be at school sitting his latest exams.
Following the first TX on Monday 7th February, all four episodes will be available immediately on ITV Hub and BritBox. Episodes on the main channel will continue to broadcast weekly.