New project: Martin Freeman to star as a lead detective in ITV Crime Drama “A Confession”

After receiving some great news with Breeders being finally picked up by Sky and Fx, more news arrived from Deadline. Martin is playing the lead detective in a new 6 episodes Crime Drama from ITV “A Confession” that is set to air next year.

Imelda Stauton – who will be playing the mother of a girl who disappeared a decade ago – is also signed to star in this 6 part drama series that was written by Jeff Pope that tells the story of DI Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman’s character) and how he deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

The series will be directed by none other than Broadchurch and The Eichmann Show director Paul Andrew Williams.

From Deadline we can know more about this interesting project:

Set in Swindon, Wiltshire, A Confession, details the disappearance of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in March 2011.  On a night out with girlfriends, Sian left a nightclub in Swindon Old Town to walk the 15 minutes home to boyfriend Kevin Reape, played by Charlie Cooper (This Country). Worried for her safety, Kevin reports Sian missing when she fails to come home in the early hours or respond to his increasingly frantic texts.

With the police investigation underway, officers arrive on the doorstep of Sian’s mother, Elaine O’Callaghan, played by Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), who at first thinks her daughter must have stayed overnight with a girlfriend. Described as a family girl, it was uncharacteristic of Sian to be out of touch with her loved ones.

Senior Investigating Officer Steve Fulcher leads a team which begins to piece together Sian’s last movements, scouring CCTV footage from the club and re-tracing her steps home. Cell-site analysis reveals her mobile phone signal bouncing off a mast 14 miles away in Savernake Forest. With the missing person’s enquiry in full swing Fulcher, orders a full-scale search operation.

Meanwhile, Karen Edwards, played by Staunton, the mother of Becky Godden, a 20-year-old who disappeared a decade previously in 2003, is watching the investigation unfold on the local news and in the town centre. Reminded of Becky’s disappearance, she becomes gripped by fear that her daughter will somehow be involved in what is unfolding before her eyes as the search for Sian goes on.

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