Written by Ben Richards (The Tunnel) and directed by Zara Hayes (Poms), Showtrial follows Talitha Campbell (Celine Buckens, Warrior), the estranged daughter of a wealthy property developer who is charged with conspiring to murder fellow university student Hannah Ellis.
Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico), James Frain (Star Trek: Discovery) and Sharon D Clarke (Rocks) have been cast, as well as Celine Buckens (Bridgerton), Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones), Lolita Chakrabarti (Vigil) and RTS Award-winner Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue).
The six-part series focuses on a trial that grips the nation and is at the centre of a media storm, putting a harsh spotlight on the victim, the accused and both their families.
The trial explores the disappearance of Hannah Ellis, a hard-working student and daughter of a single mum.
Following her disappearance, Talitha Campbell, an arrogant daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur, is arrested and charged as the perpetrator.