ITV Productions has won what is thought to be new director of television Peter Fincham's first original drama commission - to make a series about identity theft.
Identity is a six-part primetime drama for ITV1 penned by He Kills Coppers writer Ed Whitmore. The series has only just been ordered and details are limited, but Broadcast understands it will be set in a fictitious police department that investigates identity theft.
A source at ITV said Identity would "be in the style of Waking the Dead" - which Whitmore co-wrote - in that a different case of identity theft would be explored in each episode.
It is not thought that Identity has a confirmed transmission date, although it has been earmarked for next year. Cast details have not been confirmed.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
New ITV crime drama