Sheridan Smith to star ITV drama No Return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2020
Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

ITV have commissioned a new four-part drama, 'No Return', which will star Sheridan Smith in the lead role

ITV have commissioned 'No Return', a thriller which will star Sheridan Smith.

The four-part series has been penned by award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst and focuses on a family holiday to Turkey that turns into a nightmare for parents Kathy (Sheridan) and partner Martin when their son is accused of a serious crime.

Sheridan, 39, said: "I'm such a big fan of Danny Brocklehurst and Red Production, they make incredible dramas. I was thrilled to be asked to play Kathy in this exciting production and to be at ITV again. I can't wait to start filming on this thrilling, complex story about a family finding their way through a terrifying situation."

Hannah Quinn will direct the series, which is being produced by Nicola Shindler and Richard Fee.

Kathy and Martin travel on the luxury break with son Noah and daughter Jess. However, their world falls apart when Noah accepts an innocent invitation to a beach party from a fellow holidaymaker, Rosie.

The pair are left fighting for Noah's freedom amid an arrest, an alien legal system and resistance from fellow holidaymakers.

ITV Head of Drama Polly Hill said: "This is a brilliant script about a family who are out of their depth, in a legal system they don't understand, trying to save their son.

"Danny finds such emotional truth in the characters and their nightmare holiday, that it's utterly compelling from start to finish. I'm delighted to be working with Danny and Nicola again, on what promises to be a very special drama for ITV."

Danny also described 'No Return' as a "passion project".

He said: "'No Return' is truly a passion project for me. It's the story of a family caught in a modern nightmare but it allows us to explore themes of parenthood, justice, addiction and consent.

"I am delighted to be working with the amazing Sheridan Smith and once again partnering with ITV, and the brilliant Nicola Shindler and Hannah Quinn."

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