ITV confirm more of Irvine Welsh’s ‘Crime’

by | Mar 21, 2022 | All, TV News

Dougray Scott will return as troubled detective, Ray Lennox, in a second series of the original crime thriller, Crime, adapted from the best-selling novel by one of Scotland’s greatest-ever writers, Irvine Welsh.

Produced by Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film and TV, and scripted by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh alongside long-standing screenwriting partner, Dean Cavanagh, the six-part drama will be an ITVX premiere, exclusive to ITV’s new free streaming service many months ahead of a linear transmission on ITV main channel.

Series one of Crime will also have a free premiere on ITVX ahead of the second series launch.

Dougray Scott said,

Making Crime has been one of the most exhilarating experiences of my career. I’m so grateful to get to work once again with the great Irvine Welsh, my wonderful producing partner Tony Wood and all at Buccaneer and ITV. I feel very fortunate.”

The series has been commissioned for ITVX and ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

“Crime was a brilliantly original series and a perfect fit for ITVX, where we want to showcase drama as distinctive and original as this police procedure from Irvine Welsh. The next chapter in Lennox’s story is just as bold and we look forward to introducing a new audience to Crime when it comes onto ITVX next year. Huge thanks to the brilliance of Irvine Welsh, Dougray Scott and Buccaneer Media.”

Irvine Welsh says,

“I loved working on the first season of Crime, and Dean Cavanagh and myself are already having a blast developing scripts for the second series. It was wonderful to work with such a talented cast and we hope to push those memorable characters further this time. No more Mister Nice Guy from Dean and I.”

Following the hugely successful first series which debuted for UK audiences last autumn, filming will commence on Crime 2 in Summer 2022. It will be once more set in Edinburgh.

Series one of Crime is currently available on BritBox.

We’ll re-visit Dougray Scott’s complex character, Ray Lennox, who is now settled back into life with Edinburgh’s Serious Crimes team, having fully recovered from his breakdown after the toll of his last investigation.

And when a high-ranking member of the establishment is found dead in a Leith warehouse, Lennox is thrown into a case which quickly reveals itself as the work of a serial killer. As victims mount up, Lennox realises these are anything but random. This is the work of a solitary killer with an axe to grind. Never far from his psychological turmoil, Lennox is pushed back towards his demons by this new case.

Series One of Crime will be available on ITVX ITV’s new free streaming service later this year.

Custard TV Staff

Custard TV Staff

21/03/2022

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