It’s that time of the year when the tv networks bring out their big budget dramas and we’ve already been spoilt this month with the likes of Bodyguard, Press, Wanderlust and Vanity Fair.
Tonight, Ambitious and timely conspiracy thriller Strangers, written by screenwriting newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, begins on itv at 9pm. So what’s it all about?
Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.
Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.
Commented Harry and Jack Williams: “We’re delighted to be bringing Mark and Jonny’s incredible debut series to life. Their writing is rich and intelligent and combines a narratively taut thriller with a characterful emotional journey that we hope will draw audiences in.”
Writers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood added: “We are thrilled to be working with Two Brothers and ITV on this exciting new drama – we hope it will keep audiences gripped.”
The eight part series will be filmed during the autumn of 2017 on location in Asia.