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Sharon D Clarke to star in Channel 5 detective series ‘Ellis’

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Sharon D Clarke to star in Channel 5 detective series ‘Ellis’

Channel 5 and Acorn TV has commissioned detective drama Ellis from Company Pictures…

Ellis will run as a three-part series, to air in a two-hour slot, and will follow DCI Ellis, played Sharon D Clarke, a tenacious cop who is parachuted into failing investigations.

Each edition sees Ellis – accompanied by her right-hand man DS Harper, played by Andrew Gower – arrive at a different police station, where she will have to win over the local detectives and immerse herself in the cases she has come to solve. As a black female cop, Ellis is used to being dismissed and overlooked, but she is a first-class murder detective, with a determination for justice and a deep well of compassion for those who need it.

Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, Paramount UK:

“Ellis is a brilliant addition to our scripted slate, and we are thrilled to be working with the teams at Acorn TV and Company Pictures on this gripping new series. I can’t wait to see the incredible Sharon D Clarke bring DCI Ellis to life.”

Ellis is set to begin filming this spring in Northern Ireland and will air on Channel 5 and Acorn TV later this year.

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