Production has started on a new six-part ITV drama from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham, the writers of Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and creators of the widely-panned archeology series Bonekickers.
Starring Samuel West and Ukweli Roach as angels sent back to earth, Eternal Law is described as “a highly original contemporary series with a unique blend of real life grittiness, vibrancy and the magical”.
West plays Zak Gist, an intelligent yet cynical angel sent to earth to help a community where he and Roach’s Tom Greening work as lawyers dealing “with gritty, real-life situations” while attempting to prompt humans to understand the consequences of their actions.
Set in York, the series also stars Hattie Morahan as Hannah, a beautiful barrister who tempts Zak to stray from the right path.
Pharoah and Graham will write all six episodes of the series which is being co-produced by their production company Monastic Productions and Kudos for broadcast next year.
“Eternal Law is a unique and original drama from two of the country’s best and most imaginative writers. They have created two brilliant characters in Zak and Tom and I’m delighted we’re shooting this in the spectacular city of York,” said Sally Haynes, Controller of Drama Commissioning at ITV.
Pharoah said the idea “has been a passion of ours for some years now and we always thought its natural home was ITV. To make it with our friends and long-term producing partners at Kudos just makes it that much more exciting.”