Channel 4 Commissions Mystery Thriller I.D.


Channel 4 has ordered the eight-part mystery thriller I.D. (w.t.) from actor and writer Genevieve Barr (The Silence, The Accident).

Produced by Eleven (Sex Education, Red Rose, Glue), the drama centers on a young deaf woman who witnesses a neighbor taking pictures of her. As she explores what she might have done to warrant the unwanted attention, she ends up on a collision course with her past.

I.D. is executive produced by Carissa Hope Lynch, Joel Wilson and award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Help, The Accident).

I.D. is a journey into who we are and how people view us,” Barr said. “Eleven gave it a home when I was starting out, and I’m delighted we’ve found it a broadcaster with Channel 4, who are pathfinders in fearless and inclusive storytelling. It is a privilege to be living and breathing this deaf-led series with this team.”

I.D. is both a universal story of self-discovery and the tale of a young woman’s relationship with her deafness, wrapped up in a delightfully moreish mystery,” said Caroline Hollick, head of drama at Channel 4. “It will be such a privilege to have Genevieve’s unique and compelling vision on our channel.”

Lynch, creative director and executive producer at Eleven, added, “It’s such a joy to work on a story, which is so propulsive, timely and soulful. Equal parts mystery thriller and intimate character-led drama, we couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Genevieve to bring her first original series to life. What better home for this thoroughly distinct proposition than Channel 4 Drama?”