What is ITV’s Innocent? When does it start? Who is it starring? All you need to know

Find out more about the drama series coming to ITV.

We all love a good ITV mystery drama, and the broadcaster has come up trumps again with a new thriller about a man who insists he was wrongly convicted of his wife’s murder.

Innocent is packed with twists and turns to keep you guessing as David tries to prove that he didn’t do it, but with no one around him believing his version of events, how far will he get?

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Read on for more about the storyline, cast, and when you can watch it on TV.

When is Innocent on TV?

Lee Ingleby and Hermione Norris lead the cast in new ITV four part drama - Innocent, which starts Monday May 14th at 9pm on ITV. Continues Tuesday, Wednesday and concludes Thursday same week.



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What is the series about?

How do you go about proving your innocence when everyone around you believes that you brutally murdered the person you loved?

David has served seven years in prison for the murder of his wife Tara, and in the process has lost his entire life – family and friends have all turned their backs on him.

His children are in the custody of Tara’s sister Alice and her husband, and the new family unit is living off the proceeds of David’s estate which gives them a much more comfortable life than they were used to.

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Alice is prepared to fight tooth and nail to keep David in prison as she firmly believes that he killed her sister, and DCI William Beech also has an interest in upholding David’s conviction as the detective that put him away in the first place.

But when David’s conviction is overturned on a technicality, he finds himself a free man but is faced with the mammoth tasks of rebuilding his life and proving his absolute innocence.

Why did his best friend Tom withdraw his alibi from the night of the murder? What will DI Cathy Hudson’s case review uncover? And if David didn’t murder Tara, who did?

Who is starring in it?

Lead role David is played by Lee Ingleby, who will be familiar to viewers from TV series Inspector George Gently, The A Word, Line of Duty, and Our Zoo.

Hermione Norris, who plays his sister-in-law Alice, is best known for her roles in Cold Feet, Spooks and Wire in the Blood.

Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter, Dickensian) plays Alice’s husband Rob and Daniel Ryan (Mount Pleasant, Home Fires) is David’s brother Phil who campaigned tirelessly for his release.

DCI Beech is played by Nigel Lindsay (Victoria, Unforgotten), DI Hudson is played by Angel Coulby (The Tunnel, Merlin) and David’s former friend Tom is played by Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons, Lost in Austen).

Innocent begins on ITV on May 14th.

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