ITV commissions two new crime dramas

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ITV_logo_2013.svgITV has a new Head Of Drama, and yesterday Polly Hill announced that a quartet of new commissions had been green-lit by the channel, two of them crime dramas. The first two – medical drama Trauma and the Kay Mellor-penned Girlfriends – aren’t really of too much interest to this site, but White Dragon and Next Of Kin certainly are. Read on for more…

White Dragon is an eight-part series written by Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, and executively produced by Harry and Jack Williams, and is described as an “ambitious and timely conspiracy thriller”.

Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.

Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.

Elsewhere, Next of Kin is a six-part series is written and created by husband and wife team Paul Rutman (Indian Summers, Vera) and Natasha Narayan.

Whip-smart psychologist Mona Mirza lives a charmed life at the heart of a loving family living in London. But she is left grief-stricken when her much-loved brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity overseas. As the death brings buried family secrets to light, Mona is drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal, conspiracy and murder. One way or another, she must find a way of protecting herself, her family and her career as they are all put at risk…

More news as we get it…

 

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