‘The Level’ first look: Noel Clarke and Lindsey Coulson in ITV’s new police thriller

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The first promotional photo has been revealed for ITV’s new drama about a Detective Sergeant living a double-life.

Created by Shetland writers Gaby Chiappe and Alex Perrin, The Level began filming earlier this year in Brighton and London, and is described a “high stakes, high intensity thriller”.

The six-part series stars Karla Crome (Misfits), Noel Clarke (Doctor Who), Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey) and Lindsey Coulson (EastEnders).

The official synopsis for The Level reads: “Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome) has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Hayley (Laura Haddock) and the father figure she herself craved.

“Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar. Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her.  Nancy’s complicated love life and relationships with colleagues creates further tension as she doesn’t know who she can trust..literally with her life.”

The cast also includes Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes), Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliott), Jo Absolom (Doc Martin), Amanda Burton (Silent Witness), Suzanne Packer (Casualty), Lorne MacFadyen (Grantchester), Jane Hazlegrove (Holby City), Ashley Kumar (EastEnders), Kelly Harrison (Happy Valley) and Rupert Procter (Peaky Blinders) and Ruth Madeley (Don’t Take My Baby).

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