Born to Kill has been written by Silent Witness' s Tracey Malone and Line of Duty's Kate Ashfield
Channel 4 has commissioned the writers Tracey Malone (Silent Witness) and Kate Ashfield (Line of Duty) for their first drama series as a duo.
The psychological thriller, under working title Born to Kill, will be made by World Productions, and looks into the mind of a teenage boy who suppresses psychopathic desires.
World Productions' Head of Drama, Jake Lushington, said: “World is thrilled to be making such an ambitious, morally ambiguous piece that contains the power to seduce and shock in equal measure.”
The commission was announced at Channel 4’s Upfronts 2016 event for the advertising industry and is part of the broadcaster's new line-up of shows for 2016.
The channel's drama chief, Piers Wenger, praised Ashfield and Malone, saying; "They have created two remarkably complex young characters that you hope will find love, but fear that their journey may take a darker turn.”
“We are incredibly excited to have two such gifted writers leading this extraordinary piece of work.”
Filming for the show will begin next year.