Whilst we sit and eagerly await news of a seventh season of Line Of Duty, there’s something that might just distract us and it comes in the shape of a brand new ITV crime drama that’s been created by the same team behind our beloved AC-12.
DI Ray is a four-part series that follows a murder investigation, and ITV describe it as: “Set in Birmingham, DI Ray introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray, a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage.”
Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television will produce the programme, whilst Jed himself will be the executive producer. We’ll have a while to wait until it airs though as filming is set to begin this autumn.
DI Ray will star Parminder Nagra as the lead character (you’ll know her from Bend It Like Beckham and ER). She said: “I am so looking forward to getting back to the UK after such a challenging time globally to be part of this exciting new project. Written by Maya Sondhi and exec produced by the force that is Jed Mercurio, we are being helmed by an amazing team to bring something special to our story telling landscape.”
We’ll let you know when we have more info!