Innocent will be broadcast across four nights from 14-17 May on ITV 1 and stars Hermione Norris and Lee Ingleby.
The four-part drama series tells the compelling story of David Collins (Lee Ingleby) who is living a nightmare. Convicted of murdering his wife Tara, David has served seven years in prison. He’s lost everything he held dear: his wife, his two children and even the house he owned. He’s always protested his innocence and faces the rest of his life behind bars. His situation couldn’t be more desperate.
Despised by his wife’s family and friends, his only support has been his faithful brother Phil (Daniel Ryan) who has stood by him, sacrificing his own career and livelihood to mount a tireless campaign to prove his brother’s innocence.
Convinced of his guilt, Tara’s childless sister Alice (Hemione Norris) and her husband Rob (Adrian Rowlins) are now parents to David’s children. For Alice there’s no doubt of his guilt and she’s utterly devastated by the prospect of David’s Appeal and Re-trial.
Innocent was written by M.J. Arlidge and Chris Lang of TXTV. M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last fifteen years, specializing in high-end drama production, including the prime-time crime serials Torn, The Little House and Silent Witness. Arlidge is also piloting original crime series for both UK and US networks. In 2015 his audio exclusive SIX DEGREES OF ASSASSINATION was a No. 1 bestseller.
Arlidge’s debut thriller, EENY MEENY, was the UK's bestselling crime debut of 2014 – and every book since has hit the bestsellers’ lists. His bestselling Helen Grace series includes POP GOES THE WEASEL, THE DOLL'S HOUSE, LIAR LIAR, LITTLE BOY BLUE, HIDE AND SEEK and LOVE ME NOT. Helen Grace was recently voted the ‘Kathy Reichs Award for Best Female Character’ in the 2017 Dead Good Readers awards.
Innocent stars Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, A Mother’s Son) and Lee Ingleby (The A Word, Inspector George Gently) and they will be joined by Daniel Ryan (Home Fires, Mount Pleasant), Angel Coulby (Merlin, The Tunnel), Nigel Lindsay (Victoria, Foyle’s War), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons, Frankenstein Chronicles) and Adrian Rowlins (Harry Potter, Dickensian).
Innocent starts Monday 14 May at 9pm on ITV. Continues Tuesday, Wednesday and concludes Thursday same week.