The producers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard have a new thriller on the way
The team behind Bodyguard and Line of Duty are working on a brand new thriller.
The six-part series Showtrial will focus on a trial that grips a nation - and will look at how wealth, politics and prejudice can affect the quest for justice.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will follow Talitha Campbell, the arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur who gets arrested following the disappearance of Hannah Ellis, a hard-working fellow student and daughter of a single mum.
The show will cover everything from Campbell's arrest to the final verdict the jury delivers and will switch between both sides of the legal battle, as the prosecution and defence try to find out what really happened to Hannah.
"The right to a fair trial and the idea of reasonable doubt lie at the heart of a civilized society," Strike writer Ben Richards said in a statement.
"Showtrial explores how they can be distorted by other factors, in a world where concepts such as fairness, doubt and reason are afforded such diminishing value."
World Productions is the production company behind both Line of Duty and Bodyguard.
"It’s great to be working again with Ben Richards, who uses the DNA of our true-crime obsession to create a gripping fictional murder trial that shines a light on the failings of our justice system," World Productions CEO and creative director Simon Heath said.