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26 January 2023

The Inheritance green lit

Channel 5 has green lit the four-part primetime thriller The Inheritance (4 x 60 min), which is set to begin filming on the 30th of January 2023 in Ireland. Produced by Lonesome Pine Productions and Peer Pressure, in association with Eccho Rights, The Inheritance follows the story of three siblings, Daniel, Sian and Chloe, who are left reeling after the unexpected death of their father, Dennis. When it turns out they are not left anything in the will, they embark on a dangerous journey to figure out whether his death was truly a tragic accident, or whether it was in fact murder.

The three siblings will be portrayed by Robert James Collier (Downtown Abbey), Gaynor Faye (Coronation St) and Jemima Rooper (The Girlfriend Experience) alongside Larry Lamb (EastEnders) as their father, Dennis. Kevin Whately (Inspector Lewis) and Samantha Bond (Downtown Abbey) will also feature.

The complexity and twists and turns of this brilliant family drama excited us enormously. Familiar characters coupled with the nightmare scenario of a long counted-on inheritance suddenly evaporating is something that will strike a nerve with all of us! We are delighted to be working alongside a great variety of international partners to bring it to life” said Adam Barth, Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development, Eccho Rights.