ITV has announced a new surveillance drama, Viewpoint, starring Noel Clarke (Bulletproof).
The voyeuristic drama follows a police surveillance investigation into a small community in Manchester when a primary school teacher goes missing.
When Gemma Hillman (Amy Wren) goes missing, DC Martin King (Clarke) sets up his observation post in the home of Zoe Sterling (Alexandra Roach) within the tight knit community of Westbury Square. The house provides a panoramic view of the square and a direct view into Hillman’s home, which she shares with her boyfriend and the prime suspect in her disappearance, Greg Sullvian (Fehinti Balogun).
The five-part series explores trust, paranoia, friendship and community, and whether it’s possible to objectively observe the lives of others.
As the investigation goes underway, the protected personal lives of those in the community start to unravel and secrets that have remained behind closed doors begin to emerge.
The other cast members confirmed for the ITV drama include Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street), Bronagh Waugh (The Fall), Sarah Niles (Trust Me), Shannon Murray (Get Even), Phil Davis (Whitechapel), Ian Puleston-Davies (Tin Star), Dominic Allburn (Between Two Worlds), Marcus Garvey (Broadchurch), Carlyss Peer (The Feed) and Erin Shanagher (The Bay).
The series, created by Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve) and Ed Whitmore (Safe House) and produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, is the first ITV drama to begin filming since UK production went into lockdown.
“Harry and Ed have crafted a compelling, tense, claustrophobic thriller that turns the spotlight on the observer rather than the observed,” said Lucy Bedford, executive producer and Head of Drama at Tiger Aspect Productions. “With the incredible Noel Clarke and Alexandra Roach leading the cast, we are extremely excited to be back in production.”
Filming for Viewpoint has begun in Manchester.