Prime Suspect 1973 – ITV’s Prime Suspect prequel series (formerly known as Tennison) – will premiere on Thursday March 2nd at 9pm, it has been announced.
Set in 1970s Hackney, Prime Suspect 1973 follows 22 year old Jane Tennison, a probationary officer with the Metropolitan Police Service in London. The series will reveal why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police. In her early years, the character is described as being “single-minded and ambitious” in a world where high-ranking police officers were notoriously chauvinistic, and the rules and regulations often bent.
The six part series, which follows the publication of a Tennison novel, hails from Prime Suspect creator Lynda La Plante, who is penning the scripts. Its is being produced by Noho Film & Television and stars Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong, Ruth Sheen, Lex Shrapnel, Jessica Gunning, Andrew Brooke, Nick Sidi, Geraldine Somerville, Rosie Day, Joshua Hill, Daniel Ezra, Tommy McDonnell and Jordan Long. The executive producers are Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane. David Caffrey is the director.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.