ITV’s upcoming crime drama Ridley, starring Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar, has started filming.
The new four-part series recently started filming in Lancashire, with Dunbar playing the titular retired detective, who reunites with his former protégé to solve crimes.
Unforgotten’s Bronagh Waugh stars as DI Carol Farman, Ridley’s former mentee who enlists her as a police consultant in a complex murder case, which soon takes a dark turn.
“Turning to her former mentor for help, Carol is eager to tap into Ridley’s unique crime-solving vision that has served them so well in the past,” ITV teases. “With more intriguing cases to resolve, Ridley will reignite his formidable and fruitful partnership with Carol.”
Written and created by Vera’s Paul Matthew Thompson, the drama will feature two-hour episodes with a cast including Time’s Terence Maynard (DCI Paul Goodwin), The A Word’s George Bukhari (DC Darren Lakhan) and The Crown’s Georgie Glen (Dr Wendy Newstone) ).
Also in the regular cast are Bhavna Limbachia (Citizen Khan), Aidan McArdle (The Trial of Christine Keeler) and Julie Graham (Shetland).
Adrian Dunbar said in a statement: “Ridley started shooting and we really couldn’t get a better start.
“Despite the wintry weather, everything from the cast and crew to the restaurant is excellent. Bronagh Waugh suited her character perfectly and we were joined by some great actors with more to come.
Creator Jonathan Fisher added, “It’s a real pleasure that filming is underway with a top notch cast alongside Adrian Dunbar and directed by a great production team. We can’t wait to share this exciting new crime drama with our audiences. “