Hermione Norris and Lee Ingleby have been cast in a new a ITV drama about a man freed from prison on a technicality after serving seven years for his wife’s murder.
Ingleby plays David Collier whose return threatens to disrupt the life of childless sister-in-law Alice, now living a successful live with the proceeds of his estate and enjoying bringing up his children.
And David’s release also has serious ramifications for DCI William Beech (Nigel Lindsay) who led the original investigation into Tara’s murder.
Free to walk from court, David faces a long road to rebuild his life, restore his reputation and reclaim his children.
With relationships permanently fractured and David emotionally at rock bottom he finds himself in a very dark place. Will Alice accept the court’s decision and can she and David be reconciled? And what of David’s best friend Tom Wilson (Elliott Cowan) who reneged on his alibi on the night of Tara’s murder?
What will DI Cathy Hudson (Angel Coulby)’s review of the case uncover about what actually happened on the night Tara was murdered?
Produced by Jeremy Gwilt and written by Chris Lang and Matt Arlidge, Innocent begins filming later this month.
“Innocent is a contemporary relationship drama with a thriller pulse,” said Victoria Fea, ITV’s Controller of Drama.
“Chris and Matt’s scripts have created an intense web of characters with interwoven lives – with a seemingly ordinary husband and father at its heart.”
Producer/co-executive producer Jeremy Gwilt added: “We are delighted to be making this show for our great friends within the ITV commissioning team and we’re excited to be working with such a talented and inspirational cast.”