28 May 2012
24 May 2012
ITV Daytime Commissions New Drama Series
A new 20 x ‘60 drama series from FremantleMedia UK label, Newman Street has been commissioned for ITV1 Daytime.
True Crime is shot as though a documentary crew are following the work of two police officers who become central characters to the series.
The stories are inspired by real crimes which creates powerful and easily relatable human drama. Each episode provides a unique insight into the working methods of the experienced detectives as they investigate a case and uncover the truth.
Each hour long stand alone story will be shot in the same police station set – with CCTV and other crime-video inserts to provide extra authenticity to the story.
The drama is the first commission from FremantleMedia UK’s new label Newman Street.
Director of ITV Factual and Daytime, Alison Sharman said:
“It’s great to be working with Newman Street on this project as breaking new ground in daytime is exciting. This innovative production model that involves actors improvising scenes inspired from real life cases gives us the opportunity to do something surprising and challenging for the ITV1 Daytime audience.”
Managing Director of Newman Street and Executive Producer of True Crime Paul Marquess said: ”It’s hugely exciting that our new label Newman Street has hit the ground running with such a significant commission for ITV Daytime. True Crime introduces a brand new way of telling stories about the police and criminal justice – and gives the genre an exciting human-interest focussed twist.”
Co-created by Steve Hughes (writer, The Bill, Hollyoaks) and Darren Fairhurst (writer, Shameless) True Crime is a Newman Street commission for ITV1. The Executive Producer is Paul Marquess.
It was commissioned by Director of Factual and Daytime Alison Sharman and ITV Commissioner for Factual and Daytime Katy Thorogood.
For further information:
Jo Farrelly for ITV1 on 020 7157 3064
Susan Wilks for Newman Street on 0207 691 6137 firstname.lastname@example.org