ITV axes Identity

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ITV has confirmed to ATV Today that it has not ordered a second series of Identity; the police drama starring Keeley Hawes and Aidan Gillen.

The six part series aired over the Summer and followed a special police unit set up to tackle identity theft. Identity opened to a strong 6.4 million viewers but subsequent episodes saw a sharp fall in ratings with it ending with just over 4 million viewers.

Starring alongside Keeley Hawes and Aidan Gillen in the series were Holly Aird, Eyles Gabel and Shaun Parkes. The series was created by Ed Whitmore who wrote four of the six episodes.

Although ITV is not renewing the drama, the remake rights for the series have been sold to ABC in America who are currently developing their own version.