Above Suspicion re-commissioned for a third serial by ITV

Following the success of the first two serials of Above Suspicion starring Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, ITV1 has commissioned Lynda La Plante to write a third instalment.

The three-part drama, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent is adapted by Lynda La Plante from her successful fourth novel about rookie detective, Anna Travis.  Produced by La Plante Productions for ITV1, filming will commence at various locations around London this summer.

Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent will be produced by La Plante Productions for transmission 2011 and is adapted from Lynda La Plante’s novel Deadly Intent.

DI Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly) is back following her promotion and reunited with DCS James Langton (Ciarán Hinds) and DCI Mike Lewis (Shaun Dingwall), who will be heading up his first murder case.

Following a fatal shooting in a notorious drug dealer’s squat, the murder team quickly identify the victim as Frank Brandon – an ex-police officer from the drug squad, and friend of James Langton.

Travis and the team begin the task of trying to connect the presence of their ex-colleague with such desperate and squalid surroundings.  After further investigation Travis begins to uncover suspicious links between Brandon and the notorious drug-trafficker, Alexander Fitzpatrick, one of the most wanted men in the Western world.  Operating under numerous aliases, he has eluded arrest for 20 years and there have been no sightings of him…until now.

Energised by her findings and with the body count mounting, it seems more likely that this infamous drug baron is back in the UK. Will they figure out Fitzpatrick’s plan in time or will he be the one that got away….

Kelly Reilly (He Kills Coppers, Joe’s Palace, Sherlock) returns to the role of Anna Travis. Acclaimed actor Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Prime Suspect) stars as her boss, the volatile Detective Chief Inspector James Langton.

They are joined by Shaun Dingwall (The Young Victoria, Moses Jones) as Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lewis, Celyn Jones (First, Joe’s Palace,) as Detective Sergeant Paul Barolli and Amanda Lawrence (Little Dorrit, Tamara Drewe) as Detective Constable Joan Faukland.

Lynda La Plante says:

“DI Travis and DCS Langton are back together to investigate the death of a former colleague and friend of Langton’s in dreadful circumstances.  It is very exciting that Kelly and Ciarán are reunited to bring both characters back for a third season with of course the tremendous continued support of Laura Mackie and Peter Fincham at ITV.  I hope the audience continues to enjoy my latest adaptation.”

Director of ITV Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie says:

“I am delighted to be working with La Plante Productions on another run of Above Suspicion which has established itself as a strong returning franchise for ITV1.“


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