Reece Shearsmith (The Widower), Alex Kingston (Arrow) and Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness) have joined the cast of ITV’s upcoming four part drama Chasing Shadows, TVWise has learned.
Shearsmith has been cast as Detective Sergeant Sean Stone, a man on a mission who is described as being both socially awkward and obsessed with deciphering codes and uncovering patterns of behaviour, particularly in relation to those most at risk, vulnerable missing persons; Kingston as Ruth Hattersley, Sean’s civilian partner who is a mean negotiator with keen analytical skills; and Clarke as DI Carl Prior, the head of the Missing Persons Unit & Sean and Ruth’s boss.
Created by Rob Williams, Chasing Shadows follows the exploits of a Missing Persons Field Unit which is charged with tracking down serial killers who prey on impressionable and vulnerable people. ITV Studios is producing with Rob Bullock serving as the series producer and ITV Studios’ Francis Hopkinson serving as the executive producer. Ripper Street helmer Christopher Menaul is attached to direct the first two-part story, while Jim O’Hanlon (Quirke) is set to direct the second two-part story.