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Trailer For Luke Evans' New ITV Serial Killer Drama Pembrokeshire Murders Is Here

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Trailer For Luke Evans' New ITV Serial Killer Drama Pembrokeshire Murders Is Here

ITV has finally released the trailer for one of our most anticipated new dramas for 2021, The Pembrokeshire Murders, and it looks incredible!

Starring Luke Evans as Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins as he reopens two unsolved double murders in Wales, The Pembrokeshire Murders will air over three consecutive evenings on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th January at 9pm on ITV.

Check out the trailer below:

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Luke said during a recent interview: "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."

Keith Allen plays John Cooper, the Welsh serial killer and diagnosed psychopath. He was 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.

Keith Allen plays serial Killer John Cooper (Credit: ITV)
Keith Allen plays serial Killer John Cooper (Credit: ITV)
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The case is extremely unusual because it was later discovered that Cooper appeared on the TV gameshow Bullseye in May 1989, in the month before the murders of Peter and Gwenda Dixon. Footage from his appearance was later used as evidence against him by comparing his image with a sketch of a suspect in the Dixon's murder.

Executive producer, Simon Heath, explains that it was a "huge breakthrough case". An artist impression had been done of a suspect after the second double murder but John Cooper had destroyed all photos of himself from that period. "There was no contemporary reference point to put Cooper next to the artist's impression. And that was an ongoing problem for Steve," Simon explains.

Alexandria Riley stars alongside Luke Evans as Ella Richards (Credit: ITV)
Alexandria Riley stars alongside Luke Evans as Ella Richards (Credit: ITV)

Alexandria Riley, who plays Ella Richards, remembers the court case. "It was completely surreal. It was Stranger Than Fiction and I just remember the horror and shock like in the family home and friends. But also the fear that something like this could happen so close to home," she said.

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The Pembrokeshire Murders premieres Monday 11th January at 9pm and will continue on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th January at 9pm on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, TV News, Luke Evans

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