Congratulations to Tom Riley, the cast and crew of ITV series Dark Heart, as they finished filming today on the 6 part series. Tom along with some of the cast and crew of Dark Heart shared photos on various social media sites about wrapping the 9 week shoot today in London. It has been an unexpected joy for us fans to be able to follow along with filming updates and news on social media, as behind the scenes photos have been shared. Thank you to all the talented cast and crew who took the time to upload and share it all with us. Can't wait to see the finished episodes.
According to Tom on Instagram, we can look forward to seeing Dark Heart on our TV screens Autumn 2018. The first 2 episodes of the series were filmed in 2016, and originally broadcast on ITV Encore.
Tom Riley stars as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old. Set in London and produced by Silverprint Pictures, the series is written for ITV by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang whose work includes award-winning drama Unforgotten, Torn, Undeniable and A Mother’s Son. Dark Heart is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Will Wagstaffe.
Tom is joined in the series by Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, Close To The Enemy), Miranda Raison (Murder on the Orient Express, Silk) and Anjli Mohindra (Bancroft, The Boy with the Topknot) and guest cast include Claire Goose (The Coroner, Unforgotten, Waking The Dead), Alex Carter (Cuffs, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks), Clare Foster (Taboo, Sherlock, The Crown) and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones, Three Girls).
The 6 x 60 series is the first commission for Kate Bartlett’s new drama label, Silverprint Pictures, formerly ITV Studios Drama London.
Whilst devoting his life to his work, DI Will Wagstaffe (Tom Riley), also known as Staffe to his colleagues, battles personal demons. He’s haunted by the unresolved murder of his parents, which affects both his private and professional life including his on-off romance with sometimes girlfriend, Sylvie (Miranda Raison). His closest relationship is with his sister Juliette, (Charlotte Riley) and young nephew Harry, who stays with him when Juliette has troubles with her boyfriend. With no parents and no significant partner of his own, Juliette and Harry mean everything to Staffe. Determined and tenacious, Wagstaffe is an exceptionally good police officer, in spite of the fact he’s been known for pushing the boundaries of what’s considered acceptable policing.
Chris Lang has written the first two-part story, Ben Harris (Marcella, The Musketeers) joins Chris writing the second two-part story with Chris writing episodes five and six.