A new six-part drama has been commissioned by ITV, starring Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard).
Written by Roger Goldby (The Durrells) and Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly), Finding Alice focuses on Alice (Keeley Hawes) as she navigates grief, love and life following the death of her husband Harry.
Harry’s sudden accidental death happens not long after him and Alice move into their newly finished dream home and he falls down the stairs.
His death sparks a storm of secrets, mess, debt, suspicion and criminality, which Alice must confront in order to survive.
On top of that, the house – which Harry designed – is weird and wonderful but also impractical, creating another problem for Alice to deal with along with her sense of loss and abandonment.
The love of her life is gone and Alice can’t even open her own garage doors, but that’s the least of her worries.
She soon finds out that Harry had a bad habit of hiding things he didn’t want to deal with and now that he’s dead there’s a lot to uncover.
ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, described Alice as a “wonderfully original character” that had been written specifically for Keeley Hawes – who also serves as an executive producer.
“I think there is something so particular and compelling about watching a strong female led drama,” commented writer Roger Goldby.
He added: “We are so lucky to have Keeley playing Alice, she has an incredible depth of performance combined with a pitch perfect instinct for comedy.”
Keeley Hawes said, “I am absolutely delighted to be working with the brilliant Simon Nye and the hugely talented Roger Goldby on a project that means so much to all of us. I have been a huge fan of Nicola Shindler for many years and I’m thrilled to be working with her at last on Finding Alice.”
Finding Alice will begin filming in January 2020.