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Luke Evans' New Serial Killer Drama The Pembrokeshire Murders Start On ITV On Monday

Luke Evans' New Serial Killer Drama The Pembrokeshire Murders Start On ITV On Monday

The series will air over three evenings next week.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

The highly anticipated Pembrokeshire Murders starring Luke Evans will drop on ITV on Monday 11th January - and it looks like it's going to be so gripping.

Set to air over three evenings, Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th January, the ITV drama sees Welsh actor and Hollywood star Luke Evans starring as Senior Investigating Officer, Steve Wilkins, as he reopens two unsolved double murders in Wales.

You can watch the trailer below:

"Two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. In 2006, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen both cases," the synopsis explains

"Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found microscopic DNA and fibres that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s.

"The perpetrator of those robberies was nearing the end of his prison sentence, but if Steve Wilkins was right, he was also a serial killer... Could Steve and his team find enough forensic evidence to charge their suspect before he was released to potentially kill again?"

The drama follows Wilkins as he works around the clock to bring the killer to justice (

The drama follows Wilkins as he works around the clock to bring the killer to justice. Keith Allen plays John Cooper, the Welsh serial killer and diagnosed psychopath who was eventually given a whole life order in 2011 for the 1985 double murder of siblings Richard and Helen Thomas and the 1989 double murder of Peter and Gwenda Dixon.

It was during his previous sentence of 16 years in 1998 for 30 counts of burglary and robbery that the police collected further evidence against him.

At the time, the investigation attracted significant media interest, after it was revealed that the suspect had actually appeared on classic game show Bullseye in 1989 - which then became a crucial element in his identification.

Luke said he was immediately hooked by the story (

Speaking about the show, Luke Evans admitted he was hooked from the start. He said: "The story hooked me immediately. I mean, also, I'm a sucker for a true story and this isn't just a true story, it's a shocking, true story about the worst serial killer that Wales has ever seen.

"I got to use my own Welsh accent for the first time in many, many, many years and it was a great experience all around."

He also added: "These stories do feel like they can't be true, they can't be real. But this one has so many twists and turns and it almost feels many, many times during the story that the whole thing is going to go cold once again, because the forensic evidence is so minimal and the budgets were running out and people were losing faith."

We've got a feeling we're going to be hooked to this. The Pembrokeshire Murders airs on Monday 11th January at 9pm on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment News, TV News, Luke Evans