ITV orders ‘Loch Ness’ murder mystery drama

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Laura Fraser and Siobhan Finneran will lead the cast of a new ITV crime drama set on the beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s most iconic loch.

Loch Ness is written by Stephen Brady (Vera, Silent Witness) and executive produced by Tim Haines (Primeval, Sinbad).

Laura Fraser (Houdini and Doyle, Lip Service) and Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey) will be joined in the six-part series by John Sessions (Upstart Crow), Don Gilet (Brief Encounters), Gray O’Brien (Coronation Street) and William Ash (Death in Paradise).

Happy Valley Siobhan Finneran

The official synopsis reads: “In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Cathro who is trying to cope with her first murder case. When the body of local man Niall Swift is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town’s normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.”

ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea commented: “Loch Ness is a gripping, tightly-plotted drama which focuses on how a serial killer terrifies a local community. Stephen Brady’s compelling scripts utilise the wilderness of Loch Ness perfectly.”


Executive producer Tim Haines added: “Serial killers are monsters that lie beneath the surface of normal happy communities. Where better to hunt for one than in a place that has thrived off its own monster myth for centuries – Loch Ness.”

Loch Ness begins filming soon in the Highlands of Scotland.

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