ITV's New True-Crime 'Honour' Is Set To Be Your Next TV Obsession
Many people may remember the horrific death of London 20-year-old Iraqi Kurdish muslim Mahmod - which sent shockwaves through Britain as it hit the headlines in 2006.
Arranged by her father and uncle after she left her abusive husband and fell in love with another man - Rahmat Sulemani - the dramatic retelling of her "honour killing" is sure to be a truly harrowing and important watch.
In the aftermath of her death, the Independent Police Complaints Commission found that she had been let down by police, and ultimately they may have been able to save her.
Hawes' character, Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode, was given the Queen's Police Medal after investigating the young woman's disappearance in the wake of her colleagues' failings.
Written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair, Remember Me) the show will follow Goode's relentless pursuit of the truth.
On her hunt for answers, Goode discovered that Mahmod had been in touch five times expressing fears for her life.
Horrified that her colleagues could miss such vital warning signs, the detective then set out to obtain justice by any means necessary.
The show is not only set to tell Mahmod's tragic love story, but also Goode's "passionate search" to find out what happened to her.
"It is a privilege to be working on Honour as Buddy Club's first ever project," said actress Hawes in a statement.
"In a time where honour killings are still rife, it is critical to shine a light on such an important subject.
"Banaz Mahmod's story, and DCI Goode's subsequent investigation, is certainly one that needs to be told and I am proud to be a part of it."
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