Keeley Hawes is to star in a six-part contemporary drama for ITV.

The Bodyguard star takes on the titular role of Alice in Finding Alice.

ITV describe the series as the ‘blackly comic journey’ Alice goes on after the death of her husband, Harry. Harry’s unprepared for demise kicks up a storm of secrets and mess, debt, suspicion and criminality which Alice is forced to confront in order to survive.

“This is a brilliant script – emotionally truthful and darkly funny. It’s about family and grief and introduces us to the wonderfully original character of Alice. The show has been developed with Keeley Hawes, and Alice was written for her, and she is going to be unmissable in the role. I’m delighted to be working with Simon Nye, Roger Goldby and Nicola Shindler to bring Finding Alice to ITV next year.” – Polly Hill, ITV Drama Chief

Harry dies after falling down the stairs when he and Alice move into their newly finished dream house.

Harry settled upon the house’s design and quirks and being left to acclimatise to it alone adds to Alice’s sense of loss and abandonment. However, being unable to open the garage doors is the least of her problems…

“When Keeley, Roger and Simon came to me with Finding Alice I was so excited to find a project about a complex, flawed and funny woman in such extreme circumstances who I felt an audience would fall in love with. This is exactly the kind of drama I love to make at Red and look forward to starting shooting.” – Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer

The series was created by Roger Goldby, Keeley Hawes and Simon Nye and will be produced by Red Production Company in association with Bright Pictures TV, Buddy Club Productions and Genial Productions.

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with the brilliant Simon Nye and the hugely talented Roger Goldby on a project that means so much to all of us. I have been a huge fan of Nicola Shindler for many years and I’m thrilled to be working with her at last on Finding Alice.” – Keeley Hawes

Filming on the six hour-long episodes will commence in January 2020.

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