Luke Evans to star in ITV crime drama
World Productions is in pre-production on The Pembrokeshire Murders, a new ITV crime drama based on real-life events.
As Production Intelligence (PI) confirmed exclusively in early December, the three-part drama is written by Nick Stevens and begins filming in Wales in late January.
Marc Evans directs with Ed Talfan producing. The exec producer is Simon Heath.
PI subscribers have also had access to names of other key HoDs on board including the line producer, production designer and DoP.
Luke Evans will star as Steve Wilkins, the detective superintendent who, in 2006, decided to re-open two unsolved double murders from the 1980s. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found microscopic DNA and fibres that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s.
The perpetrator of those robberies was nearing the end of his prison sentence, but if Wilkins was right, he was also a serial killer ...
The drama is adapted from the true crime book Catching the Bullseye Killer, written by Wilkins and ITV news journalist Jonathan Hill. Keith Allen, Owen Teale, Alexandria Riley, Caroline Berry, Oliver Ryan and David Fynn are among the supporting cast.
Evans said of his lead role: “It is a privilege to be playing the role of Steve Wilkins in The Pembrokeshire Murders and working again with Simon Heath, his team at World Productions and ITV.
“It’s a huge responsibility for me as the drama depicts a true crime which to this day still affects the families of those whose lives were tragically taken.”
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