Acclaimed actress Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, Ray Donovan, Deadwood) will take the lead role in Redemption, a six part drama jointly commissioned by ITV and Virgin Media Television, Ireland in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.
The drama introduces plain speaking, no nonsense DI Colette Cunningham, whose fearless approach to policing has earned her the respect of her Merseyside Police Serious Crime Squad colleagues.
Career driven and dedicated, Colette is unflappable and an absolute force of nature. Until she takes a call from Garda Sergeant Luke Byrne in Dublin. The body of a young woman has been found and Colette is listed as the next of kin.
The name of the victim means nothing to Colette so she continues to efficiently go about her day job. Persisting with his enquiry, the young officer calls again and begins to describe the young woman rendering Colette speechless. She takes the next ferry to Dublin to identify the body of her missing daughter, Kate.
She’s experienced this exact situation a million times, but never from this side. Kate left home 20 years ago aged 16, and clearly didn’t want to be found.Always a police woman and with 30 years of experience kicking in, Colette has some searching questions. But is she prepared for what she finds?
ITV's Huw Kennair Jones: "Sean's scripts not only deliver an exciting thriller but also a poignant exploration of a mother's loss of and her determination to find justice and make amends to her estranged daughter. We're thrilled to be working with Tall Story Pictures to bring the series to life."
Virgin Media Television, Director of Content, Bill Malone said: "Supporting and developing Irish content with global ambition has been a key pillar of VMTV’s strategy and we are delighted to partner with ITV for what promises to be a thrilling new Irish drama in Redemption. The quality of the scripts had me gripped from the off and I can’t wait to see it on screen."
Catherine Oldfield and Patrick Schweitzer on behalf of Tall Story Pictures: "Redemption is a wonderfully emotional story about one woman trying to come to terms with the mistakes of the past and also about second chances. In Colette, Sean has created a richly-drawn heroine who we can’t wait to bring to the screen."
Redemption airs this March on ITV1 and ITVX.