Filming begins this August on Invisible, a series of feature-length crime mysteries, featuring two intriguing stories in this first outing, and starring BAFTA winner Jason Watkins (The Crown, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, W1A) and Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet).
Commissioned by Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, Invisible is produced by Mammoth Screen, part of ITV Studios, and created and written by screenwriter, Robert Murphy (lead writer on DCI Banks).
Set in Bath, two feature-length films pair the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald with the shy, modest DS Dodds. While McDonald has transferred from the mean streets of South London to leap up the career ladder, Dodds has happily languished on the shelf for most of his working life. McDonald is a tough, driven, battering ram of a cop who cracks cases through sheer force of will; Dodds – the tortoise to her hare – is quiet, unassuming and enigmatic. But thrust back into frontline action for the first time in a decade, he discovers a hidden talent for deciphering puzzles.
Two contemporary Britons, seemingly with nothing in common, thrown together, boss McDonald and loyal sidekick Dodds forge a rumbustious, entertaining and ultimately – give or take a few setbacks – effective partnership.
Each episode takes us into a new story world – from a greed-fueled murder in the upper echelons of Bath society to an unexplained death in a private hospital for recovering addicts. With a classic crime story at its heart, Invisible combines intriguing plots and the journey of two ‘fish-out-of-water’ detectives with warmth and humour.
Commented Polly Hill: “Invisible will be executive produced by Robert Murphy and by Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth, and filmed on location in the west country. Richard Senior (Poldark, Humans, Doctor Who) will direct the first feature-length episode. ITV’s Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones, will oversee production of the drama from the channel’s perspective.