Mammoth Screen Thriller, Next of Kin, Greenlit by ITV

Company News October 13, 2016

NEXT OF KIN, an ‘ambitious’ family thriller created by husband and wife team Paul Rutman (INDIAN SUMMERS, VERA) and Natasha Narayan, is set for transmission on ITV in 2017, it was unveiled today (13th October). The six-part series was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

Whip-smart psychologist Mona Mirza lives a charmed life at the heart of a loving family living in London. But she is left grief-stricken when her much-loved brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity overseas. As the death brings buried family secrets to light, Mona is drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal, conspiracy and murder. One way or another, she must find a way of protecting herself, her family and her career as they are all put at risk…

The series will be executive produced by Mammoth Screen’s Preethi Mavahalli (TRIPPED, NW) and MD Damien Timmer. Casting and key production roles will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Preethi Mavahalli said: “We are thrilled to be involved in this first collaboration between Paul and Natasha; they make a formidable writing team. With clever storytelling that will have viewers hooked, this ambitious contemporary thriller will be required watching next year”.