After notable appearances in dramas such as Line of Duty, Broadchurch, and This is England, it’s safe to say Vicky McClure can’t get enough as she is confirmed to be directing and star in a new ITV drama.
The 38-year-old actress, who is best known for her portrayal of DI Kate Fleming in detective drama series Line of Duty, will be co-producing a new series with award-winning production company Left Bank Pictures, the same makers behind the critically acclaimed Netflix royal saga The Crown.
The project is currently titled Redemption, and it sounds like Vicky has already added some personal touches as the show will be filmed in Wollaton, Nottingham – the same city where she grew up.
With ITV being the BBC’s main rival, let’s hope this ‘dream deal’ won’t generate any drama behind the scenes!
Popular BBC one programme Line of Duty has proved to be a big hit with fans, taking home two National Television Awards last week.
The show successfully beat the likes of Call the Midwife and The Crown in the returning drama category as well as winning the prestigious special recognition award.
However, Vicky was absent from Thursday’s glamorous ceremony as well as missing out on the drama performance award she was nominated for, alongside co-stars Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston who play Supt Ted Hastings and DI Steve Arnott respectively.
The sixth series of the show concluded earlier this year, where the highly anticipated finale attracted a record-breaking number of viewers, all desperate to know the identity of the criminal mastermind, H.
While fans are being kept in the dark over a potential new series, Martin couldn’t resist teasing what’s next.
On stage at the NTAs, he teased: ‘This means so much, like we started as a wee show on Wednesday night on BBC Two and now we’re the biggest drama on TV and it’s all because of the fans, we owe everything to you.
‘We genuinely don’t take this for granted and who knows, maybe we’ll be back again…’ he added.
Series 1-6 of Line of Duty is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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