BritBox UK, the streaming service created by ITV and the BBC, today confirmed four original commissions that will debut exclusively on the service.
Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will adapt his first TV drama, based on his novel Crime (check price at Amazon), alongside long-standing screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh (Wedding Belles).
Set in Edinburgh and directed by James Strong (Liar, Broadchurch) the six-episode production will star Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, Hitman, My Week with Marilyn) as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, who is investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl while battling his own personal demons.
Crime is being produced by Buccaneer Media, Tony Wood and Dougray Scott. The executive producers are Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh, Richard Tulk-Hart and James Strong.
Irvine Welsh said: “Delighted that BritBox have picked this up. Lennox is a compelling character for me, not so much a cop as a broken avenging angel. So don’t expect a run of the mill cop show, and nonces beware.”