Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, best known for the Fantastic Four, Horatio Hornblower & Forever, will play the leading role in ABC’s upcoming crime drama Harrow.
He will play the title role of brilliant and unorthodox forensic pathologist Dr. Daniel Harrow, whose total disregard for authority and his unfailing empathy for the dead help him solve even the most bizarre of cases.
The 10-part series by Hoodlum Entertainment, written by Stephen M. Irwin (Australia Day, Wake in Fright, Secrets & Lies), is a co-production between ABC and the Disney-owned ABC Studios International. Filming begins in Queensland in August, where Gruffudd also filmed Sanctum and San Andreas.
“I am so excited to be bringing the complex and brilliant Dr. Dan Harrow to life! Looking forward to coming back to Queensland to work on this ambitious and exciting series!”
Hoodlum Entertainment’s Tracey Robertson said: “Ioan is a much admired actor and will bring his tremendous talent and charisma to the central role of Dr. Daniel Harrow. I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect.”
Keli Lee, managing director of International Content and Talent for ABC Studios International, said: “In Ioan Gruffudd, we have found the ideal star to play Dr. Daniel Harrow. Ioan is an incredibly talented and globally acclaimed actor and he brings a complex mix of genius, darkness, humour and charm to the role. We are excited to have him as the lead in our series as we begin pre-production on Harrow.
Further cast and production details will be announced shortly.