Apple TV+ has handed over an eight-episode serial order to Criminal record, an hour-long London thriller starring Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug-of-war over a historic murder conviction.
The series comes from BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman (Vera, Indian Summers), Tod Productions and STV Studios. Production is currently underway in London.
Criminal record is described as a powerful, character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call brings two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case, a young woman in the early stages of her career; the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series explores race issues, institutional failure and the search for common ground in a polarized Britain. capaldi (Doctor Who, the thick of it) portrays Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty and Jumbo (The good wife, the good fight) plays Detective Sergeant June Lenker.
Rutman, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Elaine Collins (Shetland, Vera), Capaldi and Jumbo act as executive producers. BAFTA Award winner Jim Loach (Save me too, oranges and sunshine) directs the series. Criminal record is produced by Tod Productions and STV Studios.
Capaldi is best known for starring in the title role of doctor who from 2008-2017. He will be seen next in The hour of the devil.
Jumbo is best known for her starring role as lawyer Lucca Quinn in the CBS drama series the good woman and spin-off series The good fight. She was last seen in the miniseries Stay close.