ITV has announced the commission of a new eight-part drama series from the makers of The Missing and One of Us.
Written by newcomers Mark Denton and Jonny Stockwood, White Dragon is described as an “ambitious and timely conspiracy thriller.”
The Missing creators Harry and Jack Williams commented: “We’re delighted to be bringing Mark and Jonny’s incredible debut series to life. Their writing is rich and intelligent and combines a narratively taut thriller with a characterful emotional journey that we hope will draw audiences in.”
The Missing returned to BBC One for a second season last night.
White Dragon will begin filming on location in Asia in autumn 2017.
The official synopsis reads: “Professor Jonah Mulray’s life is turned upside-down when his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Although she lived and worked there half the year, Jonah’s never been. He lives a small, sheltered life, and his fear of flying has kept him in London. But now he has no choice but to cross the ocean to identify the body of the woman he loved.
“Not long after arriving in Hong Kong, Jonah makes a shocking discovery about his wife. Over the course of eight thrilling hours, Jonah is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of conspiracy as he comes to terms with this utterly alien and unfamiliar environment, battling to uncover the truth about his wife’s death.”