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?
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 final of six episodes, the discovery of a pyre of bodies puts Bill on the hunt for Frank McGill, a hitman notorious for his weapon of choice: a nail-gun.
However, having been put into witness protection years earlier after turning in other members of the Maguire gang which he worked for, Frank is now off-grid. Bill sets his sights on tracking him down.
Meanwhile, DS Blair is released on bail after information is leaked regarding the unlawful obtaining of key DNA, Commissioner Metcalfe discusses the financial benefits of selling off a disused training facility and the pressure mounts for Bill to resign.
Wild Bill airs Wednesday nights on ITV at 9PM.