ITV announces new thriller Hollington Drive: Here's what you you need to know

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Line of Duty's Anna Maxwell Martin will lead ITV's evocative thriller Hollington Drive from acclaimed screenwriter Sophie Petzal.

The four-part drama follows the lives of two sisters, Theresa (Maxwell Martin), and her older head teacher sibling, Helen (Rachael Stirling), who become fractured by secrets and lies in this twisty, complex series.

Here's everything we know about the series so far...

Hollington Drive: What's it about?

ITV's synopsis reveals that the series opens on a warm, balmy evening, barbecue sizzling on the patio, the perfect family setting. The atmosphere is relaxed, as the family lounge in Theresa and her partner Fraser's perfectly manicured garden. Apart from Fraser's brother Eddie winding everyone up, there’s hardly a hint of tension, but this is the calm before storm.

When Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben, asks to play in the nearby park with his cousin Eva, the adults begin to niggle, adding to Theresa's fears of foreboding and growing feelings of anxiety.

Theresa finds the children on the edge of a woodland area and they appear to be fighting. Immediately her instincts tell her something terrible has happened. This is all too realised when later that evening distraught neighbour, Jean, calls on the family. Her ten-year-old son Alex has gone missing...

Writer Sophie Petzel said in a statement: "I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Jonathan Fisher and West Road Pictures once again to bring our project Hollington Drive to ITV.

"This is a tense, complex, darkly funny thriller following two sisters caught up in a toxic and deadly secret. We’re delighted to bring this story to ITV, and hope it will keep audiences gripped to their televisions."

Sophie created breakout Irish drama Channel 5's Blood, starring Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar.

Hollington Drive: Who's in it?

Anna Maxwell Martin plays Theresa, sister to older sibling, Helen, played by Rachael Stirling (Wild Bill).

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Theresa's partner Fraser will be played by Rhashan Stone (Finding Alice) and Helen’s partner, David, by Peter McDonald (Dublin Murders).

The cast also includes Peter McDonald, Ken Nwosu, Jonas Armstrong and Jodie McNee.

Hollington Drive: When's it on TV?

Hollington Drive is expected to arrive on ITV later this year.

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