In a press release yesterday, ITV announced it had commissioned a two-part pilot based on the crime novel Aftermath by Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson has been cast as the lead, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. Aftermath is the 12th mystery in the series, originally published in 2001.
“DCI Banks: Aftermath is a classy, contemporary thriller and we’re delighted to have commissioned a two-part pilot from Left Bank Pictures,” said ITV's Sally Haynes. “Banks is brooding and melancholic with more than his fair share of baggage. Stephen is a really versatile actor and it’s great to see him in a darker role.”
Production is expected to begin in Yorkshire later this month.
About Aftermath (from the publisher): One phone call from a concerned neighbor has inadvertently led police to Terence Payne, the elusive serial killer known only as "Chameleon." Now the fiend is in custody, perhaps dying, and a long nightmare appears to be over at last. But is it? In Acting Detective Superintendent Alan Banks's mind too many questions remain unanswered at the chamber of horrors the press will dub the "House of Payne." Because the darkness has not yet lifted, the casualties are still mounting ... and there are still monsters loose in the world.
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