Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport To Star in ITV Family Thriller ‘NEXT OF KIN’
Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport will star in ITV’s upcoming family thriller NEXT OF KIN. From Mammoth Screen, this contemporary drama is created by BAFTA-nominated Paul Rutman in his first collaboration with his wife, Natasha Narayan. Emmy and BAFTA nominee Justin Chadwick will be directing.
This six-part series follows whip-smart GP Mona Shirani (Panjabi) who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy Harcourt (Davenport). Their family is shattered when Mona’s brother is brutally murdered while working for a medical charity abroad. As the death brings buried secrets to light, Mona’s family finds itself under suspicion, each drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal and conspiracy as they try to protect their loved ones and careers. Mona finds herself facing the ultimate dilemma: how far would you keep your family safe?
Chadwick said of the project:
“It’s a highly relevant and important story in today’s multicultural Britain, telling– from a domestic perspective– how a family can be ripped apart by events larger than themselves.”
The Good Wife and The Fall Emmy Award-winner Panjabi was recently set for FOX’s untitled drama pilot (formerly known as Controversy), and is doing a season-long arc on NBC’s Blindspot season 2. Meanwhile, Davenport, known for Smash, was set last month as a lead in ABC’s thriller drama pilot Doomsday.
Polly Hill, Head of Drama at ITV, will be executive producing alongside Mammoth Screen’s Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Zimmer. This new series will be distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Production is set to star in April in the UK and overseas.