James Purefoy to star in Anthony Horowitz’s Injustice

by Lisa McGarry

Ten weeks of principal photography have begun on the ITV1 drama Injustice.

JAMES PUREFOY (The Philanthropist, Rome) leads the cast as William Travers, a criminal barrister who is recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal system. Injustice is Anthony Horowitz’s next project for ITV1 following the huge success of stripped drama Collision which screened to excellent reviews and ratings. The 5 x 60 min drama will be filmed in Suffolk and London and is produced by Anthony’s own production company, Injustice Films Limited.

Purefoy will star alongside DERVLA KIRWAN (The Silence, 55 Degrees North), NATHANIEL PARKER (Stardust, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), CHARLIE CREED MILES (Harry Brown, Five Days) and OBI ABILI (Foyle’s War, The Take).

On the surface William Travers (Purefoy) is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife (Kirwan) in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal system.

Reluctantly, he is drawn into a case that involves his old friend Martin Newall (Parker) who faces conspiracy and murder charges while at the same time being investigated by a vicious and vengeful detective DS Mark Wenborn (Creed Miles).

The five part series is a story of friendship, conspiracy, betrayal and murder as well as a critical look at the way the legal system operates.

ITV Director of Drama Commissioning, Laura Mackie said: “Anthony is such a talented screenwriter and the quality of his scripts has attracted top flight acting talent. We’re totally committed to original, authored drama and this commission is a brilliant addition to our slate for 2011”

“I’m delighted to be working with ITV again after the success of Collision. Laura Mackie asked me to come up with a psychological thriller that would keep audiences guessing to the end and I hope that with Injustice I’ve done just that,” Said executive producer and writer Anthony Horowitz.

“We’re shooting in Suffolk, my favourite part of Britain, and after working closely with the director, Colm McCarthy – and with James Purefoy already cast in the lead – I think we’re on course to provide a very striking, very cinematic five-part drama.”