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'Bulletproof' Fans Will Love Noel Clarke's Gritty New ITV Series 'Viewpoint'

Joanna Freedman

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'Bulletproof' Fans Will Love Noel Clarke's Gritty New ITV Series 'Viewpoint'

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Bulletproof and Top Boy star Noel Clarke is fronting ITV's latest drama, Viewpoint.

Brought to us by Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer and co-created and written by the award-winning Ed Whitmore (Safe House, Manhunt), the five-part series will show Clarke as surveillance detective DC Martin King.

He sets up a viewing post in the Manchester home of single mum Zoe Sterling, played by Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror), and from Zoe's window, DC King can see into the home of a primary school teacher, Gemma Hillman (played by Amy Wren from The Last Kingdom) who has gone missing.

Crucially, this spot also allows him to keep watch on her partner, Greg Sullivan (Fehinti Balogun from Informer), who is prime suspect in her disappearance.

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Noel Clarke fronts the new series (Credit: PA)
Noel Clarke fronts the new series (Credit: PA)

The show has an all-star cast, also featuring Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street), Bronagh Waugh (The Fall), Sarah Niles (Trust Me), Shannon Murray (EastEnders), Phil Davis (Poldark) and Ian Puleston-Davies (Pennyworth).

Dominic Allburn (Dead Point) makes an appearance, too, alongside Marcus Garvey (Broadchurch), Erin Shanagher (The Bay) and Carlyss Peer (The Feed).

Catherine Tyldesley also features (Credit: Channel 5)
Catherine Tyldesley also features (Credit: Channel 5)
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Teasing the upcoming series, which is the first drama the channel has resumed filming since the coronavirus pandemic, ITV said: "Mining the paranoid hinterland of Rear Window [an Alfred Hitchock classic] and The Lives Of Others [a German cold-war thriller], Viewpoint is a contemporary, character-driven mystery with a seductively intimate feel.

"But ultimately, it's as much about friendship, trust and community as it is about solving a crime.

'No Offence' and 'Utopia' star Alexandra Roach also stars (Credit: Channel 4)
'No Offence' and 'Utopia' star Alexandra Roach also stars (Credit: Channel 4)

"Exploring the tension between our public and private lives and the secrets and horrors that thrive behind closed doors...especially when we think no-one's watching."

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Intriguing...

Lucy Bedford, an executive producer on the show, and head of drama at Tiger Aspect Productions (the company creating it for ITV) said: "Harry and Ed have crafted a compelling, tense, claustrophobic thriller that turns the spotlight on the observer rather than the observed.

"With the incredible Noel Clarke and Alexandra Roach leading the cast, we are extremely excited to be back in production."

This really doesn't sound like one to miss.

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We'll update you as soon as we have a release date.

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, ITV

Joanna Freedman
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