The Level is a tense new thriller commissioned by ITV and produced by BAFTA award-winning indie Hillbilly Television.
The six-part drama has commenced filming in Brighton and London. The Level stars Karla Crome (You, Me & The Apocalypse, Under The Dome, Misfits, Lightfields), Philip Glenister (Prey, Mad Dogs, Ashes to Ashes), Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Noel Clarke (Chasing Shadows, Star Trek Into Darkness, Doctor Who), Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey, Coronation Street), Lindsey Coulson (EastEnders, Casualty), Gary Lewis (Outlander, Silent Witness, Billy Elliott), Jo Absolom (Doc Martin), Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, Silent Witness) and Ruth Madeley (BAFTA nominated for her role in Don’t Take My Baby).
Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome) has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Hayley (Laura Haddock) and the father figure she herself craved.
Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar.
Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her. Nancy’s complicated love life and relationships with colleagues creates further tension as she doesn’t know who she can trust..literally with her life.
Further cast includes Suzanne Packer (Casualty), Lorne MacFadyen (Grantchester), Jane Hazlegrove (Holby City), Ashley Kumar (EastEnders), Kelly Harrison (Happy Valley) and Rupert Procter (Peaky Blinders).
Written by Gaby Chiappe (Shetland, Vera, Lark Rise to Candleford) and Alex Perrin (Leonardo, Shetland), the series will be executive produced by Hillbilly Television joint Managing Directors, Polly Leys (Second Coming, Random, Holy Flying Circus, The Full Monty) and Kate Norrish (Second Coming, Random, Holy Flying Circus). Jane Dauncey (The Trial of Jimmy Rose, Law & Order: UK, Stella) will produce the series and Andy Goddard (Dracula, Downton Abbey, Law & Order: UK) is lead director.