The drama, which was spun-off from the classic US series and takes the original American storylines as the basis for each London-based episode, has now become a popular drama fixture for ITV1(on Sundays, 9pm).
Here Emilia reveals how she has shifted the tone of this latest series, giving the lead characters, DS Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) and DS Matt Devlin (Jamie Bamber), more emotional depth, and how season five is heading for a huge cliffhanger finale. Her episodes in this series are ‘Safe’ (ITV1 Sunday 17 July, 9pm), ‘Deal’ and ‘Survivor’s Guilt’.
Now that her work on series 5 and the next series of Law & Order: UK is finished, Emilia is writing an original drama series for Clerkenwell Films/ITV, and working exclusively with prisoner Jeremy Bamber to tell the story of the White House Farm murders, for which he has so far served 25 years in prison, while maintaining he is innocent.
|Ronnie and Matt (Bradley Walsh and Jamie Bamber). Pics: ITV|
The new series delves into Matt and Ronnie’s lives – can you give some idea what’s in store for them?
|Prosecutors Alesha Phillips and Jake Thorne|
|Jake and CPS director Henry Sharpe (Peter Davison)|
|Devlin in pursuit at St Pancras|