family drama

Flesh and Blood creators talk about the making of ITV's new drama

Left to right: Louise Hooper, Kate Bartlett, Sarah Williams and Emma Bullimore (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Sarah Williams, who had previously gained renown for adaptations and had never before written a TV thriller, was focused on the love/hate family dynamic before a conversation with Silverprint Pictures creative director Kate Bartlett who had asked her to come up with an idea for a joint project.

“At the start, I wanted to get to the heart of that thing you have with your family, where you’re full of love and support for them, but they can also wind you up and find your weak points,” Williams told an RTS Q&A session following an exclusive screening of the first episode.