ITV has commissioned a four-part adaptation of Graham Norton’s darkly comic and tenderly perceptive bestselling novel, Holding.
The series will be adapted by writers Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan and directed by Kathy Burke.
Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) will lead as local police officer, Sergeant PJ Collins, of the remote Irish village of Duneen, West Cork.
A big friendly giant of a man, Sergeant Collins spends his days hiding, eating comfort food and avoiding real police work. But the discovery of local legend Tommy Burke’s body thrusts him into the limelight as he is tasked with solving a genuine case for the first time in his career.
As Collins sets out to investigate, the village’s dark past and those of its inhabitants begin to unravel.
Norton said: “I am beyond excited to see the story and characters I created being brought to the screen.
“I love how the brilliant creative team have transformed my novel into something so rich and dramatic. West Cork is ready for its close-up!!”
Holding will begin filming in Ireland in the summer of 2021.