Detective drama based on book by Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh to screen in November.
New UK series Crime, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting, Filth, Porno) best selling detective novel, is coming to BritBox in November, express from the UK.
The six-episode series is directed by James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch, Vigil) and David Blair (Isolation Stories, The Barking Murders), and stars Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, Batwoman) as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, battling personal demons from a child murder case he previously worked on and addiction. When his Serious Crimes unit is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a missing schoolgirl at the hands of the mysterious serial killer Mr Confectioner, Lennox must try to put his own problems aside in his search for the truth and redemption.
Moira Hogan, Country Manager of BritBox Australia says: “Shot in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Crime is a gritty and compelling 6 episode series, full of shocking twists and turns and we’re thrilled to bring it to BritBox. Irvine Welsh is a world-renowned and well respected writer whose novels have been translated into some of the most visually striking movies and along with a world-class cast and production team, we are excited to round out 2021 with this exclusive new series.”
The cast also features Joanna Vanderham (Warrior, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as DS Angela Drummond, Angela Grin (Harlots) as Trudi Lowe, Ken Stott (The Dig, Fortitude, Devils) as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and Jamie Sives (Guilt, Too Close) as Detective Inspector Dougie Gillman.
Crime is being produced by David Blair for Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film and TV. Irvine Welsh is adapting his novel for the screen alongside long-standing screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh (Creation Stories). Executive producers are Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh, Dougray Scott, Tony Wood, Richard Tulk-Hart, Pamela Hansson and James Strong.