A few weeks ago we issued a news story that announced the arrival of a new six-part crime drama from ITV (read the story here). Called The Level, it was to feature the story of Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin, who has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux. Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Hayley and the father figure she herself craved. Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar. Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her. Nancy’s complicated love life and relationships with colleagues creates further tension as she doesn’t know who she can trust… literally with her life. Now the network has announced cast details.
The Level has already started filming has started in Brighton and London, but here are the casting details – and it’s full of household names.
Karla Crome (You, Me & The Apocalypse, Under The Dome, Misfits, Lightfields) takes the lead role of Nancy Devlin, Philip Glenister (Prey, Mad Dogs, Ashes to Ashes) plays Frank Le Saux, Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie) is Hayley, but also look out for Noel Clarke (Chasing Shadows, Star Trek Into Darkness, Doctor Who), Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey, Coronation Street), Lindsey Coulson (EastEnders, Casualty), Gary Lewis (Outlander, Silent Witness, Billy Elliott), Jo Absolom (Doc Martin), Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, Silent Witness) and Ruth Madeley (BAFTA nominated for her role in Don’t Take My Baby).
Further cast includes Suzanne Packer (Casualty), Lorne MacFadyen (Grantchester), Jane Hazlegrove (Holby City), Ashley Kumar (EastEnders), Kelly Harrison (Happy Valley) and Rupert Procter (Peaky Blinders).
It’s written by Gaby Chiappe (Shetland, Vera, Lark Rise to Candleford) and Alex Perrin, and should be on our screens either at the end of this year or the beginning of next.