ITV has announced the commission of Next of Kin, a “gripping contemporary family thriller” from the makers of Poldark and Victoria.
The six-part series is written and created by husband and wife team Paul Rutman (Indian Summers, Vera) and Natasha Narayan.
The official synopsis reads: “Whip-smart psychologist Mona Mirza lives a charmed life at the heart of a loving family living in London. But she is left grief-stricken when her much-loved brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity overseas. As the death brings buried family secrets to light, Mona is drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal, conspiracy and murder. One way or another, she must find a way of protecting herself, her family and her career as they are all put at risk…”
Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli commented: “We are thrilled to be involved in this first collaboration between Paul and Natasha; they make a formidable writing team. With clever storytelling that will have viewers hooked, this ambitious contemporary thriller will be one not to be missed.”
Next of Kin will begin filming in early 2017.
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