Sundance Channel’s first original scripted series, “Rectify,” told the story of a man released from prison after serving 20 years for a wrongful conviction. The show received universal critical acclaim for all four seasons, and announced the nascent network as a player force for powerful original scripted television. Two years since the show’s final season, Sundance is launching “Innocent,” a limited series about a man released from prison after he is exonerated for a murder, also with a one-word title.
Per the official synopsis: “‘Innocent’ follows David Collins as he returns home after seven years imprisoned for the murder of his wife. When the initial judgement is overturned due to a technicality, Collins is left a free man and soon finds himself facing a new investigation that unveils dark secrets of abuse, affairs and money troubles. As a web of lies unmasks new potential suspects, fragile relationships are ripped apart at the seams, but one question remains: is David Collins truly innocent?”
The four-part series stars Lee Ingleby (“The A Word”) as Collins, Angel Coulby as the new investigation’s D.I. Cathy Hudson; Daniel Ryan (“Mount Pleasant”) plays Phil, Collin’s understanding brother; and Hermione Norris (“Cold Feet”) and Adrian Rawlins (“Dickensian”) star as Alice and Rob – his wife’s suspicious sister and brother-in law.
“Innocent” is executive produced by Jeremy Gwilt (Foyle’s War) and written by Chris Lang (The Tunnel, Unforgotten) and Matthew Arlidge (Silent Witness).
Check out the exclusive trailer below.