From acting to singing, Luke Evans sure does get around a lot. The Welsh actor will now be heading to UK TV for ITV’s three-part crime drama ‘The Pembrokeshire Murders’.
Based on the true-crime book ‘Catching the Bullseye Killer’ by Steve Wilkins and ITV news journalist Jonathan Hill, the story focuses on two unsolved double murders from the 1980s that cast a shadow over the work of the Welsh police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins (Evans) decided to reopen both cases.
Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his team found microscopic DNA and fibres that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the decade – robberies committed by a perpetrator nearing the end of his prison sentence. It’s a race against time to get enough evidence to charge their suspect before he is released to potentially kill again.
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Keith Allen plays John Cooper, Owen Teale plays Gerard Elias, Alexandria Riley stars as Jackie Richards, Caroline Berry plays Pat Cooper, Oliver Ryan stars as Andrew Cooper and David Fynn plays ITV News journalist Jonathan Hill.
Filming starts this month on the series, which was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill, is written by ‘In Plain Sight’s’ Nick Stevens. The series comes from ITV-owned ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Line of Duty’ producer World Productions and is produced by ‘Hinterland’s’ Ed Talfan for Wales-based Severn Screen.
Evans released his album ‘At Last’ in November 2019.