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, its sister network Sundance Now 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). It premieres Thursday, March 22.
Check out the exclusive trailer below.