ITV has announced that filming has begun on a new 5-part legal drama from BAFTA award winner Peter Morgan which stars Julie Walters as a defence barrister determined to free a client convicted for the murder of three women he met on the internet.
The Jury also stars John Lynch as client Alan Lane and Roger Allam as prosecution barrister John Mallory.
ITV describes the show as “a compelling, character based series which focuses on the everyday people who find themselves at the centre of one of the most controversial criminal re-trials of their time.”
The drama shows how the jurors are “forced to face the complexities of their own lives as they are caught up in the experiences of being a key player in such a high profile Old Bailey trial.”
ITVS Creative Director of Drama, Kate Bartlett said: “We are thrilled that Julie Walters will be playing defence barrister Emma Watts opposite Roger Allam’s prosecution barrister John Mallory in Peter Morgan’s drama that sees his return to television.
“We also have an exciting ensemble of actors playing our juror’s – Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Natalie Press and Ronald Pickup – to name a few and John Lynch as the convicted Alan Lane.” Bartlett continues “Peter Morgan’s original Jury was a stunning drama and Peter has written another original, complex, character based serial for ITV1 that we hope will make compelling viewing.”
The series will be screened across a single week later this year.