Filming begins on second series of The Tower

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ITVA two-month shoot gets underway today, 11 July, on the second series of ITV crime drama The Tower. 


Made by Mammoth Screen and Windhover Films (writer Patrick Harbinson’s company, established in 2021), the new series is called The Tower II: Death Message, and is based on Kate London’s second book in the Metropolitan series of novels. 


Gemma Whelan stars as DS Sarah Collins, alongside Tahirah Sharif as PC Lizzie Adama, Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw and Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw.

Harbinson will executive produce the series alongside Mammoth Screen’s Sheena Bucktowonsing and Damien Timmer. Andy Mosse produces and Faye Gilbert directs. ITV head of drama Polly Hill will oversee production of for the channel.  

Harbinson said: “I am very grateful to Polly and ITV for recommissioning The Tower and delighted to be working with Damien and my friends at Mammoth again. Kate’s second novel is even better than her first. It has all her trademark authenticity, complex characters, and a gripping and incredibly topical narrative. This series will keep the audience on the edge of their seats till the very end.”

The Tower is distributed internationally by ITV Studios, with series one having sold into over 70 territories. HBO Europe, Canal+, Britbox North America and Australia, Virgin Media Ireland and TVNZ are among the platforms and broadcasters to licence it. On ITV, the series debuted with 5.4 million viewers.


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