Killing Eve star Gemma Whelan to front new ITV crime thriller The Tower

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Sid Gentle/BBC - BBC
Photo credit: Sid Gentle/BBC - BBC

Killing Eve star Gemma Whelan is set to front ITV's upcoming crime thriller The Tower.

The British actress, who has also appeared in Gentleman Jack, White House Farm, The End of the F***ing World and Game of Thrones, is on board to play Sarah Collins in the three-part series, a detective sergeant who is tasked with finding a missing rookie police officer named Lizzie Griffiths.

Photo credit: Sid Gentle/BBC - BBC
Photo credit: Sid Gentle/BBC - BBC

Related: Too Close on ITV's ending explained – why it had to wrap up the way it did

It's believed that Lizzie, along with a 4-year-old boy, witnessed the deaths of a veteran beat cop and a teenage girl who had fallen off of a block of flats in South-East London and Sarah must get to the bottom of it all.

Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson has adapted the show from former Met Police officer Kate London's 2015 book Post Mortem.

Mammoth Screen's founder and CEO Damien Timmer (The Serpent, Endeavour) and Karen Thrussell (Poldark, And Then There Were None) will executive produce alongside him, while Save Me Too's Jim Loach is lined up as director.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Related: Unforgotten announces future of the show following shock season 4 finale

Paul Testar (The Serpent) will produce, while Sherie Myers (I May Destroy You) will co-produce.

According to the broadcaster, filming is scheduled to begin later this month and further casting announcements are expected to be released in due course.

Digital Spy's digital magazine is back! Read all issues now with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+.

Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox – and don't forget to join our Watch This Facebook Group for daily TV recommendations and discussions with other readers.

You Might Also Like