More drama greatness tonight on ITV….
Prey, a brand new drama starring John Simm is coming to ITV tonight. Prey tells the story of a DS Marcus Farrow (Simm), a well-liked policeman on the run, wrongly accused of the murder of his estranged wife and son, desperate to clear his name for the sake of his family. Also starring Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), Anastasia Hille (The Tunnel) and Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones), the three-part Prey was filmed earlier this year in and around Manchester.
Narrowly escaping police custody following an accident involving the police vehicle, Farrow becomes an outlaw and begins a high-stakes game of cat and mouse across the city with Acting Detective Chief Inspector Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero). As a wanted killer, Farrow has few allies, however one thing is certain, for the sake of his family, Farrow is prepared to do things he never thought possible. And he won’t rest until he knows the truth. What makes it a great mind game is that he knows the methods they’ll use to find him and he knows Manchester.
I’ve been a huge Jon Simm fan since the days of Life on Mars and, even though it was totally a guilty pleasure, Mad Dogs. In Prey, Simm adds action sequences to his CV. “There was lots of running, hanging off bridges and climbing fences,” said Simm. Long-time telly fans in America will immediately think thoughts of Richard Kimble the physician falsely accused of murdering his wife in The Fugitive. While this may be a bit of a stretch as Kimble actually escaped in a train derailment on the way to death row and in Prey, Farrow has no knowledge of a one-armed man equivalent, but it will be every bit as good and a taut, psychological thriller worth a look.