John Simm is to star in a new three-part drama for ITV.
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.
No air date has been confirmed.