ITV orders Professor T remake starring Ben Miller
Staff Reporter | On 12, Mar 2020
ITV has ordered a UK remake of Belgian crime drama Professor T.
The six-part series is based on the hit series that was introduced to UK audiences by streaming service Walter Presents. It is produced by Eagle Eye Drama, which was formed by Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp, the same three founders and creative team behind the global drama platform. The company focuses on producing English language series inspired by hit foreign language shows it has
championed from around the world. Professor T is the company’s first original drama commission.
Ben Miller (Johnny English, Death in Paradise) will star as the genius OCD criminologist, Professor Jasper Tempest, alongside Tony award-winning actress Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The History Boys) as his colourful but overbearing mother, Adelaide. Emerging star Emma Naomi who is currently appearing on the London stage in Blithe Spirit, takes up the role of Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers with rising star Barney White cast as her police sidekick Dan Winters.
The series is set against the stunning backdrop of Cambridge University. It will be directed by leading Belgian director, Indra Siera, and will be filmed in Belgium and Cambridge during the summer of 2020.
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill has commissioned the series for the channel.
Walter Iuzzolino comments: “Professor T is my all-time favourite detective – a tortured genius wrestling with a mystery childhood trauma. It’s a unique crime series with a core of wonderful warm characters at its heart and I am delighted to be working with our hand-picked European production team to make this for ITV and international audiences.”