ITV recommissions Dark Heart for full series

You may remember that last year Tom Riley starred as DI Will Wagstaffe in the entertaining Dark Heart for ITV Encore. Now ITV has commissioned drama label Silverprint Pictures to produce a full, six-part series with Riley returning as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old.

Set in London, the series is written for ITV by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang whose work includes award-winning drama Unforgotten, Torn, Undeniable and A Mother’s Son.  Dark Heart is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Will Wagstaffe.

The six-part series is the first commission for Kate Bartlett’s new drama label, Silverprint Pictures, formerly ITV Studios Drama London, who are the team responsible for ITV’s multi-award winning drama Vera starring Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty which returns to the channel for an eighth series in January.

Filming will begin on Dark Heart early Spring 2018 with Chris Lang writing the first two-part story, Ben Harris (Marcella, The Musketeers) writing the second two-part story with Chris writing episodes five and six.

For our review of Dark Heart, go here



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