ITN agrees first UKTV commission
February 19, 2021
ITN Productions has secured its first commission for UKTV with a new ten-part series for the broadcaster’s entertainment channel Dave. With exclusive access to the Suffolk Police, Fast Justice is an observational documentary series following the force as they combat crime in the area.
In a national first, a group of elite officers have been armed with state of the art Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology with instant access to a network of cameras across the country, and new, high performance, customised BMWs.
Fast Justice has been commissioned for UKTV by Hilary Rosen, head of factual and factual entertainment, and ordered by Dave channel director Luke Hales and Steve North, genre general manager for comedy and entertainment. The series is executive produced for ITN Productions by Charlie Clay and Will Smith. DCD Rights will be distributing the series internationally.
Will Smith, Executive Producer at ITN Productions, said: “Fast Justice is an up close, unfiltered, exciting contemporary police series. We’re with the Sentinels every step of the way as they target, hunt down and arrest some of the UK’s most wanted criminals. With fixed-rigs in their high speed pursuit cars and filming at their intelligence hub, viewers will get a front-row seat as the drama unfolds.”
Hilary Rosen, Commissioning Editor at UKTV, added: “It’s great to be working on our first commission with ITN Productions. The team there has gained hard-won access to a new way of policing crime hot spots and chasing down criminals driving crimewaves. Fast Justice promises to be an eye-opening and high octane series.”