ITV’s Innocent Led By Hermione Norris & Lee Ingleby

ITV has announced that Hermione Norris (Cold Feet) and Lee Ingleby (The A Word) will lead the cast of new four part drama Innocent, written by Chris Lang (Unforgotten) and Matt Arlidge (Mistresses). Filming begins August 2016.

Convicted of murdering his wife Tara, David (Lee Ingleby) has served seven years in prison. He’s lost everything he held dear: his wife, his two children and even the house he owned. He’s always protested his innocence and faces the rest of his life behind bars.

Despised by his wife’s family and friends, his only support has been his faithful brother Phil (Daniel Ryan) who has stood by him, sacrificing his own career and livelihood to mount a tireless campaign to prove his brother’s innocence.

Convinced of his guilt, Tara’s childless sister Alice (Hermione Norris) and her husband Rob (Adrian Rawlins) are now guardians of David’s children, and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle thanks to David’s estate, which is very different to when Tara was alive.

To David’s astonishment he is acquitted of the crime on a technicality. But at what cost to him personally and to those around him? Will David win a custody battle to reclaim his children as he seeks to establish his absolute innocence?

With relationships permanently fractured and David emotionally broken he finds himself in a very dark place. Will Alice accept the court’s decision, and can she be reconciled with David? And what exactly happened on the night of Tara’s murder?