Crime – BritBox’s Irvine Welsh drama gets a launch date and trailer

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The show, adapted from his own novel, will premiere on November 18th 2021.

BritBox have given us a trailer for the highly anticipated drama series Crime, which acclaimed writer Irvine Welsh has adapted from his own book with long-standing screenwriting partner Dean Kavanagh. The novel was published in 2008, a sequel to Filth.

Crime is believed to have wrapped production in July, and the six-part series will be available as a box set exclusively to stream on BritBox. The trailer looks pretty intense and begins with the intriguing line:

“They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, not in my mind…”

Here’s the synopsis:

Prepare to enter the dangerous world and troubled mind of Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, a man engaged in a disturbing battle with his own demons, through the demanding and very public medium of serious crime investigations.

Crime is the story of Ray Lennox in a city on the edge of the abyss. Lennox is a man whose clear sight is not always a blessing. A girl goes missing. A town is in fear. A police department fights with itself. A hero is lost; tortured by his own demons and all the while, watching, waiting, a brutal killer is poised to strike.

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With Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2, Batwoman) in the lead role DI Ray Lennox, Crime will also star Joanna Vanderham, Angela Griffin, Ken Stott and Jamie Sives. It is set in Edinburgh and directed by James Strong (Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Vigil).

The series is being produced by Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film and TV with a host of executive producers: Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh, Dougray Scott, Tony Wood, Richard Tulk-Hart, Pamela Hansson and James Strong.

So just a month to go… will you be watching?