Line of Duty boss Jed Mercurio lands new ITV crime thriller Payback – with very familiar faces | The Sun

LINE of Duty boss Jed Mercurio has landed a new ITV crime thriller called Payback – with some very familiar faces.

The new show will be produced by the Jed's production company HTM Television, and written by screenwriter Debbie O'Malley.

Payback will be filmed in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

The new show follows the life of Levie Noble, a woman who lives in Edinburgh with her husband Jared.

Her life is turned upside-down when she realises that her other half has been involved in some dodgy dealings with a crime lord called Cal Morris.

She is left shocked when she realises that Jared's every move is being followed by the police, so is forced into working for Cal.

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DC Jibran Khan and DCI Adam Guthrie know who he is and are keen to use the Noble family to take him down.

But will Levie be able to pull it off and make sure that everyone is safe?

Payback will star the likes of actors Morven Christie, Peter Mullan and Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Jed will executive produce the series alongside Madonna Baptiste, Debbie O'Malley and Diederick Santer.

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ITV Head of Drama Polly Hill said of the new series: "Payback is a brilliant thriller which questions how well you know your partner and as the secrets come out, asks who you can trust.  

"Debbie has written compelling scripts that will keep the audience hooked and surprised.

"I’m delighted to be working with Morven Christie again, and of course Jed Mercurio and Madonna Baptiste at HTM Television.”

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