[November 2021] Channel 5 have commissioned new four-part thriller, Witness No.3, to air in 2022.
The cast is led by Nina Toussaint-White who plays Jodie, a single mum who runs a hairdressing salon. One day at work, Jodie momentarily glances out of the window and in a split second her life descends into freefall.
What she notices seems innocuous – two men walking on the opposite side of the road – but she’s actually witnessed a killer and his victim moments before he is murdered.
When the police make an appeal, Jodie does the right thing and comes forward, believing her information to be of little consequence. She’s surprised when detectives decide to keep her identity secret, referring to her as ‘Witness No.3’, and then it becomes clear why.
The killer is a key player in the local gang and Jodie’s evidence could send him to prison. What unfolds is a terrifying campaign of intimidation to silence her.
Also cast is Sion Daniel Young who plays P.C Ivan Barkas. He’s assigned to protect Jodie when she becomes the significant witness. Clare Dunne is cast as Detective Whelan, an officer investigating the murder.
Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Director of Programmes for ViacomCBS, said: "2021 has seen Channel 5 have another exciting year of Drama, with our thrillers continuing to capture the attention of viewers. Witness No. 3 is a gripping addition to our 2022 slate, and the series will be a ‘must watch’ when it airs next year on Channel 5."
The series is filmed on location in Ireland.