The seven-part series tells the story of one of West Yorkshire’s biggest manhunts, which lasted five years.
Sutcliffe murdered 13 women between 1975 and 1980 and attempted to kill seven others.
Toby Jones will play DCS Dennis Hoban, who originally led the investigation, while David Morrissey will take on the role of DCS George Oldfield, who famously took over the investigation.
Other names that viewers will recognize among the new cast include Katherine Kelly and Daniel Mays.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Long Shadow, when it’s on TV, what it’s about and the full cast list.
When will ITV’s The Long Shadow be on TV?
Produced by New Pictures and written by George Kay, The Long Shadow will be released ITV1 and ITVX in September.
Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, said: “George’s script and Lewis’s direction, combined with a wonderful cast, have produced a sensitive and brilliant drama that we are proud to have on ITV.”
What is the ITV series The Long Shadow about?
ITV writes: “The drama is the definitive portrayal of the desperate five-year hunt for a serial killer Peter Sutcliffesensitively focusing on the lives of the victims who crossed his path and the officers at the center of the police investigation.
“With the victims, their families and survivors at the heart of this series, The Long Shadow brings a new perspective to a well-documented story.”
The Channel added: “The series has been carefully researched and draws on the most comprehensive archive of the investigation, which includes hundreds of case files, interview transcripts and police reports. It is also based on Wicked Beyond Belief, Michael Bilton’s critically acclaimed account of the case, published by William Collins.”
Full cast announced for ITV’s The Long Shadow
Toby Jones is known for his iconic role as the voice of Dobby in Harry Potter, Sherwood’s David Morrissey and Coronation Street’s Her own Katherine Kelly is part of the top-class line-up.
Inspector George Gently’s favorite Lee Ingleby, Biker Groves Line of Duty’s Jill Halfpenny, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Liz White and Daniel Mays also star in the series.
- Toby Jones-DCS Dennis Hoban
- David Morrissey – DCS George Oldfield
- Lee Ingleby-DCS Jim Hobson
- Katherine KellyEmily Jackson
- Daniel MaysSydney Jackson
- Shaun Thomas-Neil Jackson
- Jill Halfpenny – Doreen Hill
- Daisy WaterstoneJacqueline Hill
- Jasmine Lee Jones – Marcella Claxton
- Molly WrightDonna Deangelo
- Liz White – PS Meg Winterburn
- Shaun Dooley-DCS Chris Gregg
Other cast members include Alexa Davies, Chloe Harris, Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Michael McElhatton, Adam Long, Ruth Madeley, Dorothy Atkinson, Rob James-Collier, Charley Webb, Steven Waddington and Kris Hitchen.
ITV adds: “The Long Shadow will address the societal issues of the past while highlighting alarming parallels between these horrific crimes and tragic events in our recent history.”
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