ITV Orders New Drama ‘The Town’ Starring Andrew Scott & Martin Clunes

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ITV has given the green-light to The Town, a new three-part contemporary drama from Laurence Olivier award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett.

The drama, which is being produced by Big Talk Productions, follows 30 year old Mark Nicholas who, after ten years away, comes home to Renton. He always had a strained relationship with his parents, his grandmother Betty is now living in his childhood bedroom and he barely knows his teenage sister Jodie. Mark starts to be drawn back into the life he left behind. Most of his school friends still live in the town but he finds it hard to re-connect with them. Hardest of all is meeting his first love Alice who stayed behind when he left. They still have strong feelings for each other but Alice is now married with a child. Mark struggles to decide whether he should stay permanently to be with his family. But a new life is difficult to build in the place you used to call home and it now feels like you barely know it.

The Town stars Andrew Scot as Mark Nicholas, Julia McKenzie as Betty, Charlotte Riley as Alice, Avigail Tlalim as Jodie, Kelly Adams as Lucy, Aisling Bea as Carly, Sam Troughton as Jeff, Martin Clunes as Len, Goldy Notay as Shireen and Toby Regbo as Harry. Colin Teague is attached to direct, while Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Simon Curtis will executive produce. Production is currently underway on the drama in High Wycombe and is expected to wrap by the end of July. BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution for the series.