Stefanie Martini is set to star in a ITV drama Tennison a prequel to Prime Suspect which starred Helen Mirren.
Prime Suspect ran for 7 seasons and was a multi-award winning show with a sizeable haul of awards including BAFTAS, Emmy and Golden globe Awards as well as being voted on of the Top 100 TV Shows of All-TIME by Time Magazine in 2007.
The prequel will examine the early career of Tennison with Martini set to star alongside Sam Reid and Blake Harrison who will play DCI Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs respectively. It is set in the 1970s at a time of sexism and when female officers are being introduced into the London Metropolitan Police.
The show will consist of six sixty minute long episodes and will be jointly produced by WGBH Boston. A premiere date has yet to be released.