Crime drama Professor T greenlit by ITV

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ITVBen Miller and Frances de la Tour are lined up to star in Professor T, a new six-part crime drama for ITV. 

The series is the first original drama commission from Eagle Eye Drama, launched recently by the team behind Walter Presents

Based on the hit Belgian series of the same name, Professor T is set against the backdrop of Cambridge University.

Miller plays the genius OCD criminologist, Professor Jasper Tempest with de la Tour as his colourful but overbearing mother, Adelaide. 

Emma Naomi and Barney White also star as DI Lisa Donckers and her police sidekick Dan Winters. 
The series will be directed by Belgian director, Indra Siera, and will be filmed in Belgium and Cambridge during the summer of 2020.  

It is supported by Screen Flanders and the Belgian tax shelter.

Executive producer and CEO of Eagle Eye Drama Walter Iuzzolino said: “Professor T is my all-time favourite detective – a tortured genius wrestling with a mystery childhood trauma.

"It’s a unique crime series with a core of wonderful warm characters at its heart and I am delighted to be working with our hand-picked European production team to make this for ITV and international audiences.”