ITV releases The Pembrokeshire Murders trailer

Chris Edwards
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

ITV has released the first trailer for its new true-crime drama The Pembrokeshire Murders, giving us our first glimpse of Luke Evans as Welsh detective Steve Wilkins.

Adapted from the true-crime book Catching the Bullseye Killer, which was written by the real Officer Wilkins and ITV news journalist Jonathan Hill, the three-part mini-series will depict the detective's pursuit of serial killer John Cooper.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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In the newly-released trailer, Evans' Wilkins is seen racing against time to find evidence after Cooper is released from prison on parole. The detective is convinced that he committed four murders in the '80s, charges Cooper was later convicted of.

Speaking about his lead role in the mini-series, Evans said: "It is a privilege to be playing the role of Steve Wilkins in The Pembrokeshire Murders and working again with Simon Heath, his team at World Productions and ITV.

"It's a huge responsibility for me as the drama depicts a true crime which to this day still affects the families of those whose lives were tragically taken."

Starring alongside Evans is Kingsman: The Golden Circle star Keith Allen, who looks set to give a chilling performance as the killer.

The cast also includes Owen Teale as Gerard Elias, Alexandria Riley as Ella Richards, Caroline Berry as Pat Cooper, Oliver Ryan as Andrew Cooper and David Fynn as Jonathan Hill.

The Pembrokeshire Murders begins on ITV on January 11, 2021.

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