ITV Brings Murder To The Shores Of Loch Ness

ITV has commissioned Loch Ness, a six part murder mystery thriller written by Stephen Brady (Fortitude) which will star Laura Fraser (Houdini and Doyle), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) and John Sessions (Upstart Crow).

In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford who is trying to cope with her first murder case.

When the body of local man Niall Swift is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town’s normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.

Executive Producer, Tim Haines, said: “Serial killers are monsters that lie beneath the surface of normal happy communities. Where better to hunt for one than in a place that has thrived off its own monster myth for centuries – Loch Ness.”

ITV Controller of Drama, Victoria Fea, said: “Loch Ness is a gripping, tightly-plotted drama which focuses on how a serial killer terrifies a local community. Stephen Brady’s compelling scripts utilise the wilderness of Loch Ness perfectly.”

Loch Ness began filming in the Highlands of Scotland in June.