Spooks actor Peter Firth is to star in a new ITV drama about a man accused of a murder 23 years after the crime was committed.
The two-part drama, Undeniable, has been written by Chris Lang (A Mother’s Son, The Reckoning) and starts filming this month on location in Dublin and County Wicklow, Ireland.
Claire Goose co-stars as Jane Fielding, a woman who recognises her mother’s murderer, twenty-three years after the crime. Despite being just seven years old when she witnessed the killing, she’s determined to bring the man she believes is responsible to justice.
Firth plays Andrew Bolton, a leading Oncologist who becomes the focus of Jane’s attention, and the prime suspect for a murder inquiry that has remained unsolved for almost three decades.
But with Jane having wrongly identified others in the past, her family and the police worry this is yet another false claim and fear she is emotionally crumbling in front of their eyes.
Undeniable has been commissioned for ITV by Steve November and Victoria Fea.
“Undeniable is an original and powerful drama about a women’s battle to see the man responsible for her mother’s murder brought to justice. Chris Lang’s scripts are vivid and compelling, with strong central characters whom we really care about. This is a drama that will keep audiences emotionally involved right to the bitter end.” Said Fea.
“We are delighted to be making Undeniable for ITV,” said Executive Producer Jeremy Gwilt. “This affecting story grips from the outset and constantly switches perspective – is Jane actually right or is her obsession driving her to destroy a perfectly innocent man.
“Has Andrew successfully buried a vicious past beneath a veneer of respectability and how does Jane’s accusation test the unconditional love of the families on either side. I’m sure the show will have wide appeal.”