FANS of ITV dramas will be thrilled as the TV giant announce their bumper schedule packed full of gripping new series.
ITV‘s managing director of media and entertainment Kevin Lygo has revealed four new dramas that are due to hit our small screens this Spring.
ITV has a whole host of new shows including drama Grace
Viewpoint stars critically-acclaimed actor Noel Clarke, best known for his role as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who.
The five-part series, written by the director of Killing Eve, follows a police surveillance investigation into a dangerous Manchester community.
Meanwhile, Denise Gough and Chernobyl star Emily Watson take the lead in Too Close, based on a psychological thriller novel of the same name.
The drama will see Emily play a forensic psychiatrist desperate to get to the bottom of criminal Denise, bringing the pair “too close” for comfort.
Innocent is also set to make a returnCredit: © Steffan Hill 2016
Emily Watson will play the lead in Too CloseCredit: Getty Images – Getty
John Simm will star in crime drama Grace, based on the international best-selling book Dead Simple by Peter James, which is due to air mid March.
While Katherine Kelly makes a return for the second series of Innocent, promising “new characters, a new story” and an “extremely twisty plot”.
Fans have been waiting nearly two years for the second instalment, which will pick back up following schoolteacher Katherine.
Kevin Lygo said of the exciting new lineup: “There’s so much to look forward to on ITV this spring and into summer.
Grace is based on the international best selling book Dead Simple
“Brilliant drama production teams have worked in the most challenging production conditions to bring these very different but equally strong series to air.”
Looking back on a difficult few months, with filming halted on many projects due to the coronavirus pandemic, he added it had been a “great start to the year” already.
“We’ve had four out of the top six biggest drama launches of the year, led by The Pembrokeshire Murders,” Kevin continued.
ITV also gave some details of dramas that are in the pipeline for production, including further crime and psychological thrillers.
ITV started the year with The Pembrokeshire MurdersCredit: WORLD PRODUCTIONS/ITV
The Theif, His Wife and The Canoe is in production, which is written by Unforgotten director Chris Lang and follows the story of a man who faked his own death.
Espionage thriller The Ipcress File, which will star Joe Cole, follows the adventures of spy Harry Palmer and his associates.
A three-part sequel to The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Stephen, is also in the works, featuring Sherlene Whyte and Steve Coogan.
While Hitchcockian thriller Angela Black has also been commissioned – with cast members including Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and Game Of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman.