Angelic lawyers land in York
Life On Mars co-creators Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham are writing a new supernatural legal drama for ITV called Eternal Law , which will be produced by Kudos, the studio behind Spooks , Hustle and the upcoming Outcasts , as well as Mars and Ashes To Ashes .
The six-part series, which will start shooting in York next February, follows two angels, lawyers Zak and Tom, who are sent to earth to help a community and gain an understanding of humans. They discover that an old adversary – dark angel, Richard Pembroke – is determined they will fail.
ITV is decribing it as “Life-affirming, warm and witty… a unique blend of the intensely real and the magical.”
ITV’s director of drama commissioning, Laura Mackie adds: “ Eternal Law is a unique and original drama from two of the country’s best and most imaginative writers. “They have created two brilliant characters in Zak and Tom and I’m delighted we’re shooting this in the spectacular city of York.”
Sally Joynson, chief executive of Screen Yorkshire, which attracts and support film and television production in the region, said it was a “major coup” to bring such a high-profile drama to York, adding that the show will, “showcase the stunning historic city of York to millions of prime time viewers across the UK, and potentially internationally”, so the economic benefits would “extend well beyond the reach of the local production community.”
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