Channel 4 has given the green-light to Born To Kill, a four-part psychological drama from Line Of Duty indie World Productions, Silent Witness scribe Tracey Malone and television newcomer Kate Ashfield, TVWise has learned.
Born To Kill is described as a haunting exploration of the mind of a teenage boy trying to suppress psychopathic desires whilst he is also falling in love for the very first time. Meanwhile, his family and community watch on, unaware of what he is capable of.
The four-part one-drama, which was unveiled at Channel 4’s Upfront event earlier today, was penned by Tracey Malone and Kate Ashfield. World Productions are producing with the indie’s Head of Drama Jake Lushington, who described the piece as “ambitious, morally ambiguous”, serving as the executive producer. Casting and production on Born To Kill is expected to get underway in 2016.
“Tracey and Kate reel you in to their gripping world and never let you go – this is edge of your seat drama”, said Channel 4’s Head of Drama Piers Wenger, who comissioned the four-parter alongside Deputy Head of Drama Beth Willis. “They have created two remarkably complex young characters that you hope will find love, but fear that their journey may take a darker turn. We are incredibly excited to have two such gifted writers leading this extraordinary piece of work.”