The team of producers that brought you the successful and entertaining modernization of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery works with 'Sherlock' are now developing a new drama series for ITV called 'The Guilty.'
Just as 'Sherlock' debuted in the UK on ITV with a season of three feature-length television episodes (each focusing on a different Sherlock Holmes case), 'The Guilty' is slated as a three-episode drama which will tell a story across two different timelines over the course of a three-episode season or arc.
Tamsin Greig will star in 'The Guilty' as a detective investigating the disappearance of a little boy in the story that’s set across two timelines, one in 2008 and the other in the present day. Katherine Kelly and Darren Boyd, who starred in the British version of 'Spy' (which is presently being adapted and developed for American audiences starring Rob Cordry), will play the parents of the missing child. The series also stars Jamie Sieves of 'Game of Thrones' fame.
'The Guilty' seems poised to capture the imagination and intensity of 'Sherlock' along with other UK police detective mysteries like 'Wallander.' ITV is presently airing 'Broadchurch,' another murder mystery about the disappearance of a young boy, which is gaining in popularity though it is yet to debut Stateside.
It seems that America's love affair with British television is going to continue for the foreseeable future; so long as Hartswood and similar companies keep delivering the goods--in this case, mysteries galore--then they'll continue to find a rabid audience overseas as well as at home.