Morven Christie will lead the cast of a new Jed Mercurio-produced drama, 'Payback'.

Morven Christie to lead cast of new ITV drama

Morven Christie to lead cast of new ITV drama

The former 'The Bay' actress will play Lexie Noble in the six-part ITV series, which will see her character become entangled in a perilous police operation to topple a notorious crime lord, Cal Morris, played by 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' star Peter Mullan.

Morven said: "I fell in love with Lexie from the first page, and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Peter and this wonderful team in my hometown."

The series will be filmed in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, and it will also feature Prasanna Puwanarajah and Derek Riddell as DC Jibran Khan and DCI Adam Guthrie respectively.

The financial investigators are monitoring the every move of Lexie's husband Jared, who has been laundering Cal's illegal earnings.

Jed will executive produce the series, alongside Madonna Baptiste, Diederick Santer, and Debbie O’Malley, who created the show.

Madonna and Jed said: "Working with Debbie has been a joy, and everyone at HTM is proud to bring her thrillingly propulsive crime series to screen.

"We are very excited to announce a stellar line up of acting talent and pleased to be working with immensely talented directors and production team."

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill added: "'Payback' is a brilliant thriller which questions how well you know your partner and as the secrets come out, asks who you can trust.

"Debbie has written compelling scripts that will keep the audience hooked and surprised.

"I’m delighted to be working with Morven Christie again, and of course Jed Mercurio and Madonna Baptiste at HTM Television.”

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