Jason Watkins and Robert Lindsay will star in ITV’s new drama Invisible.
A series of feature length crime mysteries, featuring two intriguing stories in this first outing, the show is created and written by screenwriter Robert Murphy (lead writer on DCI Banks).
Set in Bath, each episode takes viewers into a new story world – from a greed-fueled murder in the upper echelons of Bath society to an unexplained death in a private hospital for recovering addicts. With a classic crime story at its heart, Invisible combines intriguing plots and the journey of two ‘fish-out-of-water’ detectives with warmth and humour.
They are the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) and the shy, modest DS Dodds (Jason Watkins), who are thrown together to form a rumbustious yet effective partnership.
BAFTA, Tony and Olivier Award winning stage and screen actor Robert Lindsay (Bounty Hunters, Maleficent) will join them for the first episode.
He will star as entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, Max Crockett, alongside Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones, Press), Susannah Fielding (This Time With Alan Partridge, High & Dry) and Rosalie Craig (Endeavour, Lovesick) as his daughters Elenora, Tamara and Megan. Navin Chowdhry (Next Of Kin, Doctor Foster) and Jack Ashton (Call The Midwife, Broadchurch) have also been cast as son-in-laws Pete and Jack, with Cassie Bradley (Coronation Street, Torvill & Dean) as daughter-in-law Kasha.
Age Before Beauty and Primeval star James Murray also joins the cast as Superintendent John Houseman, alongside Pearl Chanda (Motherland, Endeavour) as DC Laura Simpson and Jack Riddiford (Poldark, Murder On The Orient Express) as DC Darren Craig. Natalie Mendoza (Hotel Babylon) and Roger Evans (Da Vinci’s Demons) will also feature in the first episode.
Invisible will be executive produced by Robert Murphy and by Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth, and filmed on location in the west country. Amy Thurgood will produce, whilst Richard Senior will direct the first episode and Laura Scrivano the second.