ITV thriller Payback films in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Morven ChristiePayback, a new ITV thriller from Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television and writer Debbie O’Malley, is now filming in Glasgow, Edinburgh and environs. 

The six-part crime drama, co-produced by Britbox International, stars Morven Christie (pictured), Peter Mullan and Prasana Puwanarajah. Christie plays Lexie Noble, who becomes embroiled in a dangerous police operation to topple a notorious crime lord (Mullan). 

Christie said: “I fell in love with Lexie from the first page, and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Peter and this wonderful team in my hometown.”

Mercurio and O’Malley executive produce alongside Polly Hill, Madonna Baptiste and Diederick Santer. Jennie Darnell and Andrew Cumming direct; Eric Coulter produces. 

Baptiste and Mercurio said on behalf of HTM: “Working with Debbie has been a joy, and everyone at HTM is proud to bring her thrillingly propulsive crime series to screen.  We are very excited to announce a stellar line up of acting talent and pleased to be working with immensely talented directors and production team.”

O’Malley added: "I’m delighted to be working with such a high-calibre team at HTM Television and a truly superb cast to bring Lexie Noble’s story to life. 

“Following our ordinary wife and mother through the loopholes and increasingly grey areas of fiscal malpractice, into the murky world of organised crime, Payback poses the disconcerting question: just how far might any of us go, if we thought we could get away with it?” 

Image via: ITV. 


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