ITV is loading up on crime drama.

ITV announced, last week, that they have commissioned several new crime dramas:

INJUSTICE features James Purefoy as William Travers, a criminal barrister who is recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal system. The series will be a five parter and comes from Anthony Horowitz.

SCOTT AND BAILEY will be a six episode series that looks at the professional and personal lives of two homicide detectives. Suranne Jones as DC Janet Scott, a 40 year old wife and mother that is described as a diplomat and thinker. Lesley Sharp will be DC Cathy Bailey, ten years younger, single and more headstrong. The two are assigned to the Major Incident Team of Greater Manchester and, over the course of working together, are good friends. Series co-creater Sally Wainwright says the show will be very accurate in it’s portrayal of life as a homicide detective.

THE JURY is a compelling series which focuses on the everyday people who find themselves at the centre of one of the most controversial criminal re-trials of their time. Written by BAFTA winner and Oscar nominated Peter Morgan, the drama goes into production early next year.
THE JURY looks at the retrial for a brutal triple homicide. Five years ago, a man was convicted of the murders, but new evidence has been discovered. The series will look at at the jury members and will follow the case from start to finish. The show comes from Peter Morgan (FROST/NIXON) the man that created the first series eight years ago.

DCI BANKS: AFTERMATH is a two-parter and is based on the novel of Peter Robinson. Stephen Tompkinson as DCI Alan Banks. Banks must deal with the fallout (i.e. aftermath) of a brutal crime while coping with a crumbling marriage. This should be interesting as Robinson tackles some harsh crimes while never getting too graphic. I wonder if the actual show will do the same, or will it be harder-edged?