ITV orders Post Office scandal drama
ITV has greenlit a drama based on the real-life events surrounding one of Britain’s greatest miscarriages of justice.
People vs. Post Office is written by Gwyneth Hughes, and explores the case of dozens of innocent sub-postmasters and postmistresses, wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a defective IT system.
Little Gem is producing the 4 x 60; it will be exec produced by Hughes, Patrick Spence, ITV Studios, Natasha Bondy and Ben Gale. Production will begin in early 2022.
Bondy and Spence commented: “Being trusted with telling this story is a huge honour for the whole production team. We are going to ensure the biggest possible audience get to hear how much the subpostmasters suffered, how hard they had to fight for justice and how determined they are that the fight is not yet over.”
Writer Hughes added: “I’ve been talking for a while now to some of the people whose lives were turned upside down by this appalling business. I find it just astonishing, and deeply troubling, that this could have happened in my country, and I confess it’s shaken my confidence in British justice.
“The sub postmasters at the heart of the fightback are such a lively, interesting and indomitable bunch. They never gave up, and I’m honoured to be telling their stories.”
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