ITV’s newest period drama Jericho will premiere on Thursday January 7th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Jericho is set in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s and follows the shantytown of Jericho, home to a community of pioneers, settlers and outcasts that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they’ve been brought together to build. The terrain is hostile and if the land doesn’t break the colourful community of men and women – navvies, entrepreneurs, street urchins, prostitutes, families, wives, girlfriends and lovers – it will take seven years to complete.
The eight episode drama series was created by Steve Thompson and stars Jessica Raine (Line Of Duty), Hans Matheson (The Tudors), Clarke Peters (The Wire), Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Lorraine Ashbourne (The Syndicate), Amy James-Kelly (Coronation Street), Daniel Rigby (From There to Here) and Jeany Spark (Wallander). ITV Studios is producing, with ITV Studios Director of Drama Kate Bartlett service as the executive producer. The director is Paul Whittington, who previously helmed such ITV dramas as Cilla and The Widower.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.