Blood Creator Sophie Petzal Lands New Thriller at ITV


ITV has commissioned the four-part thriller Hollington Drive, from screenwriter Sophie Petzal and All3Media’s West Road Pictures.

Hollington Drive focuses on the lives of two sisters—Theresa and her older headteacher sibling Helen—and the secrets, lies, twists and turns that come about when a neighborhood boy goes missing. West Road Pictures, the All3Media scripted production label fronted by Managing Director and Executive Producer Jonathan Fisher, is producing. West Road recently produced the second season of Blood, starring Adrian Dunbar.

all3media international will distribute the series in the global market.

ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill, said: “I am delighted to be making Sophie’s brilliant script for ITV. It’s a beautifully written thriller that looks at maternal love and sisterly love, in a story that will compel and surprise the audience. I am also pleased to be working with Jonathan Fisher and our first ITV drama with West Road Pictures.”

Fisher added: “I couldn’t be happier to be reuniting with the brilliantly talented Sophie Petzal on this gripping family drama. Sophie has written a captivating script that I feel sure will have the viewers hooked. We’re very excited to be working with ITV on this series, and can’t wait to get started.”

Petzal said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Jonathan Fisher and West Road Pictures once again to bring our project Hollington Drive to ITV. This is a tense, complex, darkly funny thriller following two sisters caught up in a toxic and deadly secret. We’re delighted to bring this story to ITV, and hope it will keep audiences gripped to their televisions.”