‘The Long Shadow’ will explore the desperate five-year hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, commonly referred to as The Yorkshire Ripper.
In the new trailer for the series, we see detectives visit various crime scenes while also listening to women give their witness testimonies, referring to the suspect as having “dark coloured eyes”.
As the manhunt gets under way, another body of a 28-year-old woman is found in the Prince Philip Playing Fields and we soon see a crew of female police officers looking on at the crime scene.
The new drama is set to “sensitively focus on the lives of the victims” who crossed Sutcliffe’s path and also explore the stories of the officers at the heart of the police investigation. As per the synopsis: “With the victims, their families and the survivors at the heart of this series, The Long Shadow brings a new perspective to a well-documented story.”
It continues: “Meticulously researched and drawing upon the most extensive archive of the investigation, comprising of hundreds of case files, interview transcripts and police reports, the series is also based on Wicked Beyond Belief, Michael Bilton’s critically acclaimed account of the case, published by William Collins.”
The Long Shadow begins on ITV and ITVX on September 13th
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