Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle, Detectorists), Angela Griffin (Ordinary Lies, Brief Encounters), Tony Pitts (Peaky Blinders, Line Of Duty) and Bronwyn James (Harlots, The ABC Murders) have joined the cast of ITV’s Rob Lowe (The West Wing) fronted police drama Wild Bill.
Wild Bill follows high-flying US cop Bill Hixon (Rob Lowe), who is appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. When he lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?
Rachael Stirling has been cast as Lady Mary Harborough; Angela Griffin as local journalist, Lisa Cranston; Tony Pitts as Police & Crime Commissioner Keith Metcalfe; and Bronwyn James as DC Muriel Yeardsley. Rounding out the cast is Anjli Mohindra (Dark Heart) as Deputy Chief Constable Lydia Price, Steffan Rhodri (A Very English Scandal) as DS Alex Blair, Divian Ladwa (Detectorists) as PC Drakes, Anthony Flanagan (Humans) as PC Sean Cobley and Vicki Pepperdine (The Woman In White) as pathologist, Broadbent.
Wild Bill was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Poly Hill and is being produced by 42, Anonymous Content and ITV Studios label Shiver. It was created by David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble. The lead writers and showrunners are Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble. The executive producers are Rob Lowe, Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken, Tim Carter, Dudi Appleton, Jim Keeble, David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington and Keith Redmon. Chris Thompson is the series producer, while Charles Martin is lead director. Filming is now underway ahead of a 2019 premiere.