Luke Evans (“Murder Mystery,” “Dracula Untold”) has been set to lead the ITV three-part crime drama “The Pembrokeshire Murders” which hails from World Productions (“Bodyguard,” “The Great Train Robbery”).
The story centers around 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 fibers 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.
The story is based on the true-crime book “Catching the Bullseye Killer” penned Wilkins and ITV news journalist Jonathan Hill. Nick Stevens (“In Plain Sight”) pens and filming kicks off this month.