ITV has commissioned a four-part drama written by Jeff Pope (Mrs Biggs, Little Boy Blue) about the Hatton Garden heist, one of the most famous British crimes in the last decade.
Hatton Garden will depict the jewellery and cash burglary which took place in the heart of London’s diamond district, which was carried out by an elderly gang of career criminals across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April 2015.
The drama tells the inside story of how the men pulled off the heist which was considered in a league of its own in terms of scale and ambition.
The level of planning, preparation and organisation that was required to pull off the crime to get into the vault of the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Company was one like no other.
Hatton Garden sheds light on how the gang planned the raid, the tensions amongst the group and the complex police operation that captured the gang.
Timothy Spall (Harry Potter), Kenneth Cranham (Layer Cake) and Brian F. O’Byrne (Little Boy Blue) will play leading roles. David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell and Nasser Memarzia will join them to play the men responsible for the raid.
ITV Head of Drama, Polly Hill said: “After the critical acclaim of Little Boy Blue, we are delighted to commission Jeff Pope's new drama, Hatton Garden. Jeff is a master at bringing these true stories to screen and these dramas have always been and continue to be an important part of ITV drama. I think the audience will be fascinated by this story and Jeff's compelling dramatisation of it.”
Filming will start in June in London.