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Rob Lowe to star in ITV Lincolnshire crime drama

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American actor Rob Lowe will star as Chief Constable of the East Lincolnshire police force in a new ITV crime drama.

Filming will take place around London and in Lincolnshire from November 2018 after ITV commissioned the six-part crime drama Wild Bill.

Wild Bill introduces high-flying US cop Bill Hixon and from the outset he shows he isn’t about making friends and he’s there to get the job done and get out.

When he lands in Boston, Lincolnshire with his 14-year-old daughter Kelsey in tow he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past, but his new community are “just as smart-mouthed, cynical and difficult to impress as he is”, causing him to question everything about himself.

Rob Lowe is well known for is work in film and television including The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black and St. Elmo’s Fire.

He will also act as an Executive Producer on Wild Bill alongside Eleanor Moran and Rory Aitken on behalf of 42 and Managing Director of Shiver Tim Carter.

Writers Dudi Appleton and Jim Keeble, creator David Griffiths, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington and Keith Redmon from Anonymous Content also join the team as Executive Producers.

Rob Lowe said: “As an actor, Wild Bill is a larger than life character who’s outrageously articulate, has nothing to lose and revels in being an American fish out of water. As a Executive Producer, I’m excited to work with such talented partners and to come back to work in the UK, which I always love.”

It is the first time 42, Anonymous Content and ITV Studios label Shiver, have collaborated to produce a drama series for the channel.