ITV commissions spooky series based on US drama pilot

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ITV has commissioned Lightfields, a five part supernatural drama set on a remote farm on the Suffolk coast.

A new story and original script from writer Simon Tyrrell (She’s Gone, The Vice), the story follows three families who each live in Lightfields farmhouse at different time periods (1944, 1976 and 2012) and who are linked by the ghost of a teenage girl who died in mysterious and tragic circumstances. It has been developed from an original US pilot called ‘The Oaks’ created by David Schulner for Twentieth Century Fox Television.

The drama, produced by ITV Studios, opens in 1944, in wartime Britain. One fateful summer evening, “a fire rips through the Lightfields hay barn and a family and local community are torn apart by grief. The events of that night hold the key to a mystery that will haunt generations…”

Cherry Gould (Above Suspicion: Silent Scream) will produce and ITV Studios’ Kate Lewis (Mr Selfridge, Marchlands) will executive produce. The 5 x 60 minute episodes will be directed by Damon Thomas (Prisoners’ Wives, Monroe) and filming begins in August in Rickmansworth and on location in East Sussex.

"Simon Tyrrell has found a bold and authored way to approach the format," said executive producer, Kate Lewis. "The scripts are incredibly atmospheric and there’s great complexity to the characters as they interweave across the decades.”

Lightfields was commissioned for ITV1 by drama commissioning team, Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes.

Full information on Lightfields can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance productions from The Knowledge:

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