ITV Sets June Premiere Date For ‘Wild Bill’ Starring Rob Lowe
ITV has set a premiere date of Wednesday, 12th June 2019 at 9pm for ‘Wild Bill‘, the upcoming dramedy series starring Rob Lowe as the new Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force.
When high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon (Lowe) lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14-year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?
With a first class degree in Criminology, a Masters in Psychopathology and a Doctorate in Statistical Mapping, Bill Hixon is impressively qualified to tackle the county’s crime figures with his graphs, charts, algorithms and a tapestry of digits. Whip-smart, acerbic and unstoppable, Bill is very good at what he does. America’s Top Metropolitan Police Chief three years running is the ideal candidate to make his mark on the East Lincolnshire Force, not least by driving through drastic cuts. From the outset, Bill isn’t about making friends. He’s here to get the job done and get the hell out as quick as his spin-class-toned legs will carry him.
But Bill discovers the people of Boston are just as smart-mouthed, cynical and difficult to impress as he is. They don’t suffer fools, authority or algorithms gladly. And the man who’s spent his life keeping the messiness of human intimacy at arm’s length is reluctantly propelled into frontline policing and forced to reconsider his relationship with those closest to him. It’s funny and dangerous in equal measure.
Lowe is joined by stage and screen actress Rachael Stirling (‘The Bletchley Circle’, ‘Detectorists’) who takes the role of Lady Mary Harborough, and Angela Griffin (‘Ordinary Lies’, ‘Brief Encounters’) who will play local journalist, Lisa Cranston. Tony Pitts (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Line Of Duty’) will play Crime Commissioner Keith Metcalfe and rising star Bronwyn James (‘Harlots’, ‘The ABC Murders’) takes the role of DC Muriel Yeardsley.
Also joining the cast are Anjli Mohindra (‘Bodyguard’, ‘Dark Heart’) as Deputy Chief Constable Lydia Price, Steffan Rhodri (‘A Very English Scandal’, ‘Apple Tree Yard’) as DS Alex Blair, Divian Ladwa (‘Lion’, ‘Detectorists’) as PC Drakes, Anthony Flanagan (‘Versailles’, ‘Humans’) as PC Sean Cobley and Vicki Pepperdine (‘The Windsors’, ‘The Woman In White’) as pathologist, Broadbent.
Wild Bill is a co-production between 42 (‘Traitors’, ‘Watership Down’), Anonymous Content (’13 Reasons Why’, ‘Maniac’) and ITV Studios label, Shiver (‘Come Dine With Me’, ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’) and marks the first occasion the companies have collaborated to produce a drama series for ITV. Created by David Griffiths (‘The Hunted’, ‘Collateral Damage’), Kyle Killen (‘Halo’, ‘Awake’), Dudi Appleton & Jim Keeble (‘Silent Witness’, ‘Thorne: Sleepyhead & Scaredycat’), it will be written by lead writers and show-runners Keeble and Appleton.
‘Wild Bill‘ Season 1 premieres Wednesday, 12th June 2019 at 9pm on ITV1.
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