Murderland marks a return to ITV drama for Robbie Coltrane, who had previously established himself in the role of Fitz, the criminal psychologist antihero of Cracker, which ran on ITV from 1993 to 1996.
Cracker was a huge hit with both audiences and critics, and the producers of Murderland look to have repeated that success with over six million people tuning in to the first episode.
Murderland is a knife-edged three part emotional dark thriller spanning 15 years. The story is told from the perspectives of the three central characters.
Bel Powley plays Carrie, the daughter of a woman murdered in 1994, whose life was changed forever by the brutal crime, and whose memories may hold the key to the discovering the killer’s identity. The story switches to the modern day and Amanda Hale plays Carrie as an adult, a woman determined to find out what happened to her mother.
Robbie Coltrane stars as DI Douglas Hain, the detective in charge of the original investigation, who was involved with the case more than he can reveal to anyone. Hain has been haunted by the killing ever since, and when the adult daughter turns up he is forced to help, no matter what the consequences are for himself.
Lucy Cohu plays Sally, the murder victim, whose life and death are pieced together through flashbacks and memories of different characters, which will unravel the truth about her Murder.
Murderland will be released as a two-disc set containing all three episodes and more details will be announced as we get them from the UK publisher Acorn Media.
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