Chasing Shadows is a new ITV drama about a missing persons unit which tracks down serial killers preying on impressionable and vulnerable people.
The cast includes Reece Shearsmith as DS Sean Stone, Alex Kingston as partner Ruth Hattersley and Noel Clarke as DI Prior.
On the face of it Sean is intense, socially awkward and a misfit. Get to know him and you realise he’s a man on a mission even if it leads him to self destruction and his eccentric manner frequently lands him in hot water.
He’s obsessed with deciphering codes and uncovering patterns of behaviour particularly in relation to those most at risk, vulnerable missing persons.
Ruth, on the other hand, is a stabilising influence. Maternal, but not mumsy, she’s an analyst from the Missing Persons Bureau tasked to work alongside Sean.
In effect his bosses have sidelined him and she is his lifeline. Sean refuses to be tethered to Ruth, but eventually learns that he and Ruth make an awesome team.
She has the ability to connect with people and has the expertise to trace missing persons. He is socially awkward and struggles to communicate; yet their strengths strike the perfect balance. On paper. In reality, it is a rocky partnership.
Chasing Shadows is created and written by Rob Williams (DCI Banks, Holby City) and is being produced by the ITV Studios.
Rob Bullock (Legacy, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) will produce the drama and Christopher Menaul (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, See No Evil: The Moors Murders) will direct the first self-contained story ‘Only Connect’ across two episodes.
The Director of the second story ‘Off Radar’ will be Jim O’Hanlon (In The Flesh, Quirke, The Reckoning).