The very first trailer came out of Irvine Welsh’s highly anticipated debut TV series, Crime.
Revolving around the excruciating hunt for a missing 13-year-old girl, the upcoming BritBox show is the Trainspotting author’s first step into the world of television and is an adaptation of her 2008 book of the same name.
In the reveal, we meet Dougray Scott as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, who battles his own inner demons while working on serious crime investigations.
At the start of the gripping clip he says, “They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, not in my mind.”
In a statement, BritBox teased, “Crime is the story of Ray Lennox in a city on the brink.
“Lennox is a man whose clear sight is not always a blessing. A girl disappears. A city is afraid. A police department is fighting against itself.
“A hero is lost; tortured by his own demons and all the while, watching, waiting, a brutal killer is about to strike.
The trailer alone promises a lot of drama – and the cast is another reason to get excited about the show.
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Warrior’s Joanna Vanderham stars as DS Amanda Drummond, while White Lines actress Angela Griffin will play Trudi Lowe alongside The Dig’s Ken Stott as Senior Superintendent Bob Toal and Guilt’s Jamie Sives as DI Dougie Gillman.
Irvine is perhaps best known for writing the original novel Trainspotting, which was adapted into the cult 1996 film of the same name starring Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, and Robert Carlyle.
It was ultimately followed by the 2017 sequel T2: Trainspotting and Robert recently confirmed that a TV adaptation of the follow-up novel The Blade Artist is also in the works.
“As you know, there was another book called The Blade Artist that is all about Begbie and her story,” he said. NME.
“Irvine and I have had a lot of talk lately with some great producers in London about the continuation of the Trainspotting story.”
Crime preview Thursday, November 18 on BritBox.
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