Innocent: When does new ITV drama start and who’s in the cast? Plot details revealed ahead of new Lee Ingleby and Hermione Norris series

Innocent: The dark new drama is set to start on ITV later this monthInnocent: The dark new drama is set to start on ITV later this month [ITV]

Innocent, the latest drama to start on ITV, stars Lee Ingelby and Hermione Norris in the lead roles.

The dark series tells the story of a man who is released from prison after seven years, after being acquitted of murdering his wife, and her family’s quest to discover the truth.

The show is written by Chris Lang who also created ITV’s hit cold-case crime drama Unforgotten.

But when does the show start? And who else is on the star-studded cast? Here’s everything you need to know…

Innocent: The show tells the story of David, who is released from prison after seven years after being acquitted of killing his wifeInnocent: The show tells the story of David, who is released from prison seven years after being convicted of killing his wife [ITV]

Innocent: Hermione Norris plays the sister of David's dead wife Tara, who's still convinced of his guiltInnocent: Hermione Norris plays the sister of David’s dead wife Tara, who’s still convinced of his guilt [ITV]

What is Innocent about?

Innocent tells the story of a character called David Collins, who is released from prison on a technicality years after he was convicted of the murder of his wife Tara.

David and Tara’s two children are now being raised by her sister Alice, who is still convinced of David’s guilt, but could his release change everything for their family unit?

Innocent: Alice and her husband take care of David and Tara's children – but will his release change everything for them?Innocent: Alice and her husband now take care of David and Tara’s children – but will his release change everything for them? [ITV]

While in prison, David and his brother Phil campaigned for his release but despite being finally freed from prison after seven years, David still finds guilt hanging over is head.

Meanwhile, original investigating officer DCI William Beech is concerned that David’s acquittal could harm his reputation and junior DI Cathy Hudson makes it her mission to find out the truth.

Innocent: Original investigating officer DCI William Beech is questioning everything after David's acquittalInnocent: Original investigating officer DCI William Beech is questioning everything after David’s acquittal [ITV]

When does Innocent start on ITV?

Innocent’s first episode will air at 9pm on Monday 14 May, with the next three episodes airing on consecutive nights and concluding on Thursday May 17.

Who’s in the cast of Innocent?

Line Of Duty actor Lee Ingleby takes the lead role of David while Cold Feet star Hermione Norris plays Tara’s sister Alice.

Speaking about working with writer Chris Lang, Hermione said: “I like the way his characters relate psychologically and emotionally to one another, which is what interests me as an actor really.

Innocent: Cathy, played by Angel Coulson, is determined to find out what really happened to TaraInnocent: Cathy, played by Angel Coulby, is determined to find out what really happened to Tara [ITV]

“I loved the character of Alice, that’s she’s complicated, quite emotionally fractured. And the stakes that are involved. Who did it… is he innocent?”

Meanwhile David’s brother Phil is played by Skins actor Daniel Ryan, Victoria actor Nigel Lindsay portrays DCI William Beech and Merlin’s Angel Coulby takes on the role of DI Cathy Hudson.

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