David Tennant's New Drama Litvinenko To Launch On ITVX This Autumn

David Tennant's new ITV drama Litvinenko will launch on the channel's newest streaming service ITVX in the Autumn. 

Representing a re-imagining of the current ITV Hub on-demand platform from the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster, ITVX will offer viewers a choice of over 9,000 hours of new series, documentaries, cult classics and films. It will premiere a collection of new dramas at launch, which will only be available on the streamer for at least six months before making their debut on ITV channels, including the anticipated cold war drama A Spy Among Friends starring Damian Lewis and Guy Pearce; new teen drama Tell Me Everything, and four-part thriller Without Sin starring Vicky McClure.

At least one flagship show will then launch on ITVX per week going forward including Russell T Davies’ Nolly starring Helena Bonham Carter; period drama The Confessions of Frannie Langton starring Karla-Simone Spence, Sophie Cookson and Patrick Martins; and Litvinenko starring David Tennant and Mark Bonnar.

David Tennant stars as the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, in the new drama.

The four-part series focuses on the officer’s death, from polonium poisoning in November 2006, and the subsequent criminal investigation, one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police. Litvinenko was written by acclaimed screenwriter George Kay (Lupin, Criminal) to tell the story of the determined Scotland Yard Officers, many of whom supported the drama’s production, who worked for ten years to prove who was responsible. It also focuses upon the story of Marina, played by Margarita Levieva (The Deuce, The Blacklist), Alexander’s fearless, dignified widow who fought tirelessly to persuade the British Government to publicly name her husband’s killers and acknowledge the role of the Russian State in his murder.