ITV announces cast of third Above Suspicion


ITV has announced the cast of Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, the third story by Lynda La Plante to feature Kelly Reilly as police detective Anna Travis. Filming has started on the new Above Suspicion series and will also star Ciaran Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Amanda Lawrence, Celyn Jones, Julian Sands and Ray Fearon.


Six weeks of principal photography has begun on ITV’s three-part drama, Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent. Adapted by Lynda La Plante and Noel Farragher from her fourth novel in her best-selling series about rookie detective, Anna Travis and produced by La Plante Productions, the 3×60 minute series will be filmed on location in Greater London. Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Meant To Be) returns as the newly promoted DI Anna Travis. Reilly stars alongside Ciaran Hinds (John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), who reprises his role as her boss, the volatile Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton.


They are joined by Shaun Dingwall (Rock & Chips, Moses Jones) as Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lewis, who will be heading up his first murder case, Celyn Jones (Law & Order: UK) as Detective Sergeant Paul Barolli and Amanda Lawrence (Little Dorrit) as Detective Constable Joan Faukland. Guest stars in the new series include RAY FEARON (Raw, Missing), ROBBIE GEE (The Fixer, Murphy’s Law), ANDREW WOODALL (Place of Execution, Lawless), JULIAN SANDS (The Good Life, Assisting Venus) and RICHARD BRAKE (Outpost, Halloween II) as well as acclaimed Danish actresses STINE STENGADE and BENEDIKTE HANSEN.


“DI Travis and DCS Langton are back together to investigate the death of a former colleague and friend of Langton’s in dreadful circumstances. It’s very exciting that Kelly and Ciarán are reunited to bring both characters back for a third season with an adaptation of my fourth novel in the series with of course the tremendous continued support of Laura Mackie and Peter Fincham at ITV. I hope the audience continues to enjoy my latest installment.” – Lynda La Plante


Following a fatal shooting in a notorious drug dealer’s squat, the murder team, headed up by DCI Mike Lewis (Shaun Dingwall), quickly identify the victim as Frank Brandon – an ex-police officer from the drug squad, and friend of DCS James Langton (Ciarán Hinds). The team begin the task of trying to connect the presence of their ex-colleague in such desperate and squalid surroundings. After further investigation Travis (Kelly Reilly) begins to uncover suspicious links between Brandon and the notorious drug-trafficker, Alexander Fitzpatrick, one of the most wanted men in the Western world. Operating under numerous aliases, he has eluded arrest for 20 years and there have been no sightings of him…until now. Energised by her findings and with the body count mounting, it seems more likely that this infamous drug baron is back in the UK. Will they figure out Fitzpatrick’s plan in time or will he be the one that got away….

“We are delighted to be working with La Plante Productions on another run of Above Suspicion which has established itself as a strong returning franchise for ITV1.“ – Laura Mackie, Director of ITV Drama Commissioning

Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent is a La Plante Production for ITV1. The executive producers are Lynda La Plante and Liz Thorburn. The producer is Hugh Warren and the director is Gillies MacKinnon.