ITV orders new naval thriller Tenacity
James R | On 13, Jun 2019
ITV has commissioned a new six-part thriller, Tenacity.
The high octane series follows the aftermath of a dead submariner being discovered aboard the titular British nuclear submarine. Disgraced military detective Danielle ‘Dan’ Lewis is sent to investigate the accident. But when the case turns to murder it puts her in conflict with Tenacity’s crew, her Navy superiors, and into the crosshairs of an assassin who has infiltrated her nuclear base with an agenda that will not only destroy national security but kill Dan and everyone she loves.
Inspired by J.S. Law’s novel, Tenacity, the series is created and written by Peter A. Dowling, whose credits including Flightplan and Reasonable Doubt.
Bad Wolf co-founders Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner (His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches) will executive produce alongside Polly Williams on behalf of Entertainment One.
Comments Polly Hill: “Peter has written an incredible script with a brilliant and complex heroine leading an investigation that genuinely surprises. I am so delighted to be working with Bad Wolf and Entertainment One on this incredible drama, that promises to have an audience hooked from the start. We are excited to have this on ITV and think it will be addictive viewing.”
The show will stay filming in 2020 with further key production and casting roles confirmed closer to production.