New Scottish TV Murder Mystery – Loch Ness

Nordic Noir fans does this sound like it might rock our boats?

Loch Ness will introduce detective Annie Cathro and her family – husband Alan, a tour boat operator on the Loch and their only child Evie, who at 18, is about to leave home for Australia.  The Cathros are an ordinary loving family with an ordinary set of problems, yet the pressure of a murder investigation will undermine their stability and create tensions that threaten to disrupt and destroy their lives together.

Within the tightly knit community, several local characters will come under suspicion as the monster lurking in their midst begins to terrify and rock the village to its core. Forensic profiler, Blake Albrighton, will assist on the case offering insights borne from the last four cases he’s helped crack with his distinctive way of working.

The Six-part murder mystery, Loch Ness is produced by ITV Studios, and has received £200,000 funding from Creative Scotland’s Production Growth Fund.  The Production Growth Fund aims to stimulate growth in film and TV drama production and encourage international productions to come to Scotland.

Loch Ness began filming in the Highlands in June 2016. Written by Stephen Brady (Fortitude, Vera, Silent Witness) and produced by Tim Haines and Alan J (Willy) Wands (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell,Stonemouth, The Field of Blood, Whisky Galore!) with Brian Kelly (Downton Abbey, Outlander, Dracula, Lewis) and Cilla Ware (Double Act, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle) directing, the beautiful Highland setting and the vast expanse of Loch Ness become characters in their own right in this gripping murder mystery.

Acclaimed actors Laura Fraser (Houdini and Doyle, The Missing, Peter & Wendy), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Benidorm, Downton Abbey) and John Sessions (Upstart Crow, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Rack Pack) will take leading roles in the new series alongside Don Gilet (Brief Encounters, Holby City, EastEnders), Gray O’Brien (The Daniel Connection, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Coronation Street) and William Ash (The Tunnel, Moving On, Death in Paradise).

(info from Creative Scotland)

 

 

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