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Filming Starts On ITV's Drama 'Dark Heart'

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Filming has started on ITV's crime thriller 'Dark Heart' after a successful pilot was broadcast.

In 2016, a pilot of Dark Heart aired on ITV Encore, and the new season is to have the successful pilot as its first two episodes.

Dark Heart is produced by Silverprint Pictures and stars Tom Riley as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old.

Set in London and produced by Silverprint Pictures, the series is written for ITV by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang whose work includes award-winning drama 'Unforgotten', 'Torn', 'Undeniable' and 'A Mother's Son'. Dark Heart is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Will Wagstaffe.

Mr Riley is joined in the series by Charlotte Riley ('Peaky Blinders', 'Close To The Enemy'), Miranda Raison ('Murder on the Orient Express', 'Silk') and Anjli Mohindra ('Bancroft', 'The Boy with the Topknot').
The 6 x 60 series is the first commission for Kate Bartlett's new drama label, Silverprint Pictures, formerly ITV Studios Drama London, who are the team responsible for ITV's multi-award-winning drama 'Vera' starring Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty and 'Shetland' for the BBC with Douglas Henshall in the lead role.
The drama will once again be executive produced by Chris Lang, Kate Bartlett (Vera, 'Shetland') and Michael Dawson (Vera, Holby City).  The producer is Letitia Knight (Vera) and the director is Colin Teague ('Jekyll & Hyde', 'Da Vinci's Demons').
Kate Bartlett commented: "Wagstaffe is an uncompromising, contemporary drama and Chris Lang has written truly compelling and atmospheric scripts. We’re also delighted that Tom Riley is playing Will Wagstaffe."
Chris Lang said: "It's such a treat to be able to re-visit the world of D.I. Will Wagstaffe. For me he is that most unusual of things, a TV cop who's personal story is as compelling as the cases he investigates. I cannot wait to dive in to both, alongside our incredibly talented creative team, and of course, the hugely talented Mr Riley.”
ITV Studios Global Entertainment will distribute Dark Heart internationally.
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