ITV has announced the start of filming on their third adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s popular Anna Travis novels.
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent is based on the fourth book in the run and follows adaptations of Above Suspicion and The Red Dahlia. A sixth book entitled Blind Fury was published last month.
Kelly Reilly returns as Travis alongside Ciaran Hinds as DCI James Langton and Shaun Dingwall as DI Mike Lewis.
The plot centres around the fatal shooting of ex-police officer Frank Brandon in a notorious drug dealer’s squat. Brandon, formerly of the drug squad, was also a friend of Langton’s. As team begin the task of trying to connect the presence of their ex-colleague in such desperate and squalid surroundings Travis begins to uncover suspicious links between Brandon and the notorious drug-trafficker, Alexander Fitzpatrick, one of the most wanted men in the Western world.
La Plante’s who is adapting the drama from her novel with Noel Farragher, said: “It’s very exciting that Kelly and Ciarán are reunited to bring both characters back for a third season with an adaptation of my fourth novel in the series with of course the tremendous continued support of Laura Mackie and Peter Fincham at ITV. I hope the audience continues to enjoy my latest installment.”
Director of ITV Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie said the channel was “delighted to be working with La Plante Productions on another run of Above Suspicion which has established itself as a strong returning franchise for ITV1.”