Award-winning screenwriter Neil Cross will write a new suspense drama inspired by his novel Burial.
Because the Night follows Nathan, a happily married man who’s well-meaning demeanour hides a terrible secret that if revealed will ruin his new life.
After spending a decade covering up his past, Nathan encounters Bob, an old face from his past, who comes to Nathan’s doorstep with shocking news that will risk exposing the skeletons in his closet.
“It’s one of my favourite stories: a tale of psychological suspense, of guilt and ghosts and murder,” said Cross.
“Our job is to make viewers want to sleep with the lights on.”
“Neil’s adaptation of his original novel promises to be unmissable TV drama and I’m thrilled he’s agreed to do this for ITV,” added Polly Hill, , Head of Drama at ITV.
The four-part series will be produced by Euston Films for ITV, part of Fremantle, who previously produced Hard Sun.
Casting details are yet to be announced.