‘Waking The Dead’ spin-off ‘The Body Farm’ announced

BBC One has commissioned a new forensic crime drama starring Tara Fitzgerald as her Waking The Dead character Eve Lockhart.

The Body Farm sees Eve Lockhart lead us into her other world, a private forensics facility that is pushing back the boundaries of scientific research and solving crimes – it’s unchartered territory.

Eve leads a brilliant and ambitious team of scientists at the facility, where human remains are donated for scientific experiment. They are called upon by police forces all over the world to provide expert knowledge to help solve crimes.

The six-part series will open with a 90-minute special, in which Eve is the only character who has had any previous experience of dealing with the aftermath of a horrific crime. In the modern world, where private forensics are being used more and more by the law, Eve and her team turn to police work to pay the bills.

Kate Harwood, Controller, Drama Series and Serials, says: “Eve Lockhart is a powerful and brilliant character from Waking The Dead – compassionate but cool and committed she searches for truth and justice in the darkest human experience. The Body Farm visually combines forensic and mortal elements in a cinematic, beautiful, surprising and arresting series.”

Created by Declan Croghan, the series will be made by BBC Drama Production in association with Trevor Eve’s company Projector Productions and filming begins this spring.