Monday, March 03, 2008

Wire In The Blood Returns

For A Fifth U.S. Premiere Season
Season premiere episode shot in Austin, Texas

BBC AMERICA co-production Wire in the Blood returns for a fifth season, opening with a special episode, Prayer of the Bone, shot in Austin, Texas.

* Wire in the Blood: Prayer of the Bone , Coastal Production co-production with BBC America in association with Ingenious Broadcasting 2LLP, distributed by Southern Star.

* Wire in the Blood , a Coastal Production and BBC America co-production, distributed by Southern Star.

Robson Green (Rocketman, Reckless) stars as Dr. Tony Hill in Wire in the Blood, based on the best-selling novels by Val McDermid. In the season premiere, Tony is invited to Texas as an expert witness in a case where an Iraq combat veteran has confessed to brutally slaughtering his wife and two young children. His defense team claims that he’s suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but the prosecution asks Tony, who met with the soldier in the UK, to join them in disproving that claim. Alone in a strange country, surrounded by hostile lawyers and police, Tony finds himself at the center of a death penalty case with competing legal and political interests.

In the next four cases, Tony and his partner, DI Alex Fielding (Simone Lahbib), will join forces to hunt down a missing girl, ritualistic killers, a serial rapist and a killer — or killers — with a mother fixation. The fifth season also stars Emma Handy (Velvet Goldmine) as DC Paula McIntyre and Mark Letheren (Frances Tuesday) as DS Kevin Geoffries.

Wire in the Blood premieres on BBC AMERICA Sunday, April 6, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.