ITV has ordered a new five part supernatural drama titled Lightfields. The drama project, which hails from writer Simon Tyrell and ITV Studios, is a followup to ITV1’s 2011 drama Marchlands, which was based on 20th Century Fox Television’s pilot The Oaks. Production on Lightfields is due to commence later this month in Rickmansworth and on location in East Sussex.
Written by Tyrell, Lightfields is a supernatural drama set on a remote farm on the Suffolk coast. The story follows three families who each live in Lightfields farmhouse at different time periods (1944, 1976 and 2012) and who are linked by a spine chilling presence: the ghost of a teenage girl who died in mysterious and tragic circumstances. Cherry Gould is producing, with Kate Lewis serving as executive producer and Damon Thomas onboard as series director.
Speaking of Lightfields, executive producer Kate Lewis said: “Simon Tyrell has found a bold and authored way to approach the format that inspired Marchlands for us last year. The scripts are incredibly atmospheric and there’s great complexity to the characters as they interweave across the decades.”