Channel 5 recommissions ‘Suspects’ for second series

Autumn and 2015 return for ‘Suspects’

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Channels 5 has recommissioned unscripted crime drama, Suspects for a second series for transmission in 2015.

Stars Fay Ripley, Damien Molony and Clare-Hope Ashitey improvise the dialogue from a tightly-plotted storyline, to play three police officers with distinctive approaches to the job of policing. The series is filmed in the style of a factual programme and fly-on-the-wall documentaries.

Ripley plays D.I. Martha Bellamy. Witty and warm, Martha fiercely protects her team – and she’s exactly the kind of cop you want knocking on your door when your world has been turned upside down.

Damien Molony plays D.S. Jack Weston, whose easy charm belies his killer gut instinct. Jack is a man of action – coupled with acute emotional intelligence.

Clare-Hope Ashitey plays D.C. Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Steele, who has a keen eye for detail and whip-smart instincts which help her cut to the heart of any investigation. Passionate yet level headed, Charlie believes the police can make a real difference…
 
Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Channel 5 said, “Suspects has been an incredible critical success for Channel 5, and praised for its innovative and game-changing approach to procedural drama. We’re thrilled by the reaction and are excited about commissioning a further series for later in the year.”
 
Paul Marquess, Managing Director, Newman Street says: “Suspects is the most exciting show I’ve ever made, so we can’t wait to get back into production and we’re delighted to be working with Ben and Greg Barnett again.”

The drama is is produced by Newman Street (part of FremantleMedia UK), and co-created and executive-produced by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives, Hollyoaks).
 
New episodes of Suspects will return to Channel 5 in the autumn. The second series will air in 2015.