ITV has announced it has commissioned Platform 7, a four-part series adapted by screenwriter Paula Milne from the globally renowned bestselling novel of the same title by Louise Doughty (the woman behind Apple Tree Yard).
Platform 7 will be an ITVX premiere, exclusive to ITV’s new free streaming service, many months ahead of linear transmission on ITV main channel.
The drama is a thriller, which follows central character Lisa who, after witnessing a cataclysmic event on platform 7 of a railway station, finds her own fragmented memory jogged to reveal a connection between her own life and that of the event she has just witnessed. Supernatural elements combine with contemporary realism in this chilling drama.
Platform 7 will go into production later this year, while details of casting will be released closer to filming commencing.