BBC One Orders Police Drama Series ‘By Any Means’

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BBC One has given the green-light to a new police drama series titled By Any Means. Produced by Red Planet Pictures – the independent production company behind BBC One’s Death In Paradise – the hour long drama series has been given a six episode order and follows a covert police department that, when the legal system fails, go to any lengths to bring the criminal elite to justice.

Created by a writing team comprised of Tony Jordan, Richard Zajdlic, James Payne, Jeff Povey and Richard Lazarus, By Any Means has been described as a “gritty police drama” which follows police officer Jack Quinn who runs a clandestine police department. Quinn’s shadowy and brilliant team will go about their business, exploiting weaknesses, weaving a web of cunning and deception that leads the unwary target into the arms of justice. Tony Jordan, Belinda Campbell and Poly Holl will executive produce. Casting for the series is currently underway, with production due to commence in 2013.

Speaking of By Any Means, Executive Producer Belinda Campbell said: “By Any Means is a gripping crime drama wonderfully crafted by our talented writing team. With the action taking place on cusp of the law, it provides the perfect premise for dramatic scenes, surprise twists and turns in the plot, as well as brilliantly complex and rich characters.”