Production begins on second series of ITV's Case Sensitive

Hat Trick Productions have started production on two, hour-long, episodes of Case Sensitive a series based on the highly acclaimed psychological suspense novels by Sophie Hannah for ITV.

The complex and original stories adapted into a crime drama for ITV saw an average for six million viewers for the first run of episodes, “The first series of Case Sensitive was 1.4m and 3 share points above this year’s average performance for Monday and Tuesday evenings in the 9 pm -10 pm slot.” ITV state.

Case Sensitive stars Olivia Williams as DS Charlie Zailer with Darren Boyd as DC Simon Waterhouse. ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie adds, “I’m thrilled to see Olivia and Darren reprising their dynamic partnership as Zailer and Waterhouse. It’s a compelling and disquieting story and Sarah Williams has delivered a superb adaptation of Sophie Hannah’s highly contemporary crime novel.”

Other cast for the second series include Peter Wight, Ralph Ineson, Eva Birthistle, Theo James and Emily Beacham. The broadcaster has also revealed details of the storyline for the next chapter in the Case Sensitive run with Charlie Zailer taking out her frustrations in a kick boxing class, where she meets Ruth a young music teacher. Ruth has a new boyfriend Aidan, with whom she has fallen madly in love. She believes she can unlock Aidan’s extraordinary talent as a pianist. And when he asks her to marry him, she accepts. But there are two problems. Firstly, she is married to someone else, a fellow teacher, and secondly, Aidan has admitted that in the past he killed someone.

In turmoil Ruth asks her new gym buddy DS Charlie Zailer how she might ‘help a friend’ check if her partner has a criminal record of any kind. Charlie is immediately suspicious. Fearing that her new friend is in danger, and despite the opposition of her boss DCI Proust she starts to investigate, only to uncover a story of thwarted dreams and murderous jealousy…

As cracks start to show in the case and her own relationship with DC Waterhouse, Zailer finds herself taking increasingly erratic steps to ensure she and the investigation don’t completely unravel.

“It’s great to back on another adventure with Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd as the dysfunctional duo of Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse. This story combines powerful emotions and psychological intrigue with a terrifically twisty thriller story.” Executive Producer, for Hat Trick Productions, Mark Redhead says.

Case Sensitive is filming on location in Buckinghamshire and London. The new two part story is based on the best selling novel The Other Half Lives and has been adapted by Sarah Williams. BBC Worldwide are responsible for international distribution.