John Simm set for new ITV fugitive drama

Filming will begin in October on Prey, a three-part drama about a policeman on the run

John Simm is to star in a new three-part drama for ITV.

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Prey will tell the story of Detective Constable Marcus Farrow, a policeman, who after being wrongly accused of a brutal crime, escapes from police custody and goes on the run in Manchester.

With a family at home, Farrow is desperate to clear his name before his former colleagues catch-up with him – and his life freedom is lost, perhaps forever.

All episodes are written by television newcomer Chris Lunt and will see John Simm’s debut as a lead actor in an ITV Drama.

Filming is expected to begin on the drama in October.

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No air date has been confirmed.