Wild Bill cast and spoilers from Rob Lowe's new ITV drama

Wild Bill 2019 cast, air date and number of episodes - plus how to stream and watch online

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Here's all you need to know about ITV's brand new drama Wild Bill, starring Rob Lowe.

Lowe takes on the leading role and executive produces the six episode series, which airs Wednesday nights at 9PM on ITV.

Lowe plays Bill Hixon, a high-flying US police chief who has been appointed Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. Landing in Boston, Lincolnshire with teenage daughter Kelsey, he’s hoping they can flee their recent painful past.

However, this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him wondering if it's Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?

Wild Bill airs Wednesdays at 9PM on ITV. You can watch episodes online and catch up via the ITV Hub or Amazon Prime.

A full DVD of the series is also available to pre-order now, released in July.

Wild Bill cast

Joining Lowe on the cast are stage and screen actress Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle, Detectorists) who takes the role of Lady Mary Harborough, and Angela Griffin (Ordinary Lies, Brief Encounters) who will play local journalist, Lisa Cranston.

Tony Pitts (Peaky Blinders, Line Of Duty) will play Crime Commissioner Keith Metcalfe and rising star Bronwyn James (Harlots, The ABC Murders) takes the role of DC Muriel Yeardsley.

Also joining the cast are Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard, Dark Heart) as Deputy Chief Constable Lydia Price, Steffan Rhodri (A Very English Scandal, Apple Tree Yard) as DS Alex Blair, Divian Ladwa (Lion, Detectorists) as PC Drakes, Anthony Flanagan (Versailles, Humans) as PC Sean Cobley and Vicki Pepperdine (The Windsors, The Woman In White) as pathologist, Broadbent.

The series was created by David Griffiths (The Hunted, Collateral Damage), Kyle Killen (Halo, Awake), Dudi Appleton & Jim Keeble (Silent Witness, Thorne: Sleepyhead & Scaredycat), it will be written by lead writers and show-runners Keeble and Appleton.

Wild Bill spoilers

In tonight's fourth of six episodes, when the body of young local man Will Mowbray is found between two rival farms, a bitter feud is reignited. With the two families – the Merricks and the Gilchrists – having been enemies for over 30 years, the team must deduce which of them is responsible.

Bill and Muriel find themselves on opposite sides and both are determined to prove themselves correct. Muriel believes that Ray Gilchirst is the culprit, whilst Bill is convinced that Audrey Merrick is to blame.

Meanwhile, Bill wrestles with introducing Mary to Kelsey, Kelsey makes a new friend at the local comprehensive, and Lydia resents doing Bill’s dirty work as the redundancies commence.

Wild Bill airs Wednesday nights on ITV at 9PM.

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