ITV Press Centre
21 Jun 2018
Ambitious and timely conspiracy thriller Strangers, directed by Paul Andrew Williams and written by screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, has been commissioned for ITV from Two Brothers Pictures, the drama indie established by award winning writers and producers, Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag, One of Us).
Professor Jonah Mulray’s (John Simm) life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan (Dervla Kirwan), is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.
Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.
Commented Harry and Jack Williams:
“We’re delighted to be bringing Mark and Jonny’s incredible debut series to life. Their writing is rich and intelligent and combines a narratively taut thriller with a characterful emotional journey that we hope will draw audiences in.”
Writers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood added:
“We are thrilled to be working with Two Brothers and ITV on this exciting new drama – we hope it will keep audiences gripped.”
The eight part series was filmed during the autumn of 2017 on location in Asia and early 2018 in London.
Strangers airs later this year on ITV.