Gripping six-part thriller Fearless follows Emma Banville (Helen McCrory), a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, as she sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell (Sam Swainsbury), who was convicted for the murder of a schoolgirl 14 years prior.
Hired by Kevin’s ex-fiancee, Annie (Rebecca Callard), and firmly believing there has been a miscarriage of justice, Emma is determined to reveal the truth and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to discover what happened and free Kevin. However, as Emma digs deeper into the case, risking her career, personal life and reputation, she begins to sense powerful forces at play within the police and intelligence services who want to stop her uncovering the truth.
In the first episode, after agreeing to represent Kevin, Emma and her investigator colleague Dominic Truelove (Jonathan Forbes) begin to gather together the original transcripts and tapes of the police interviews, conducted by Olivia Greenwood (Wunmi Mosaku) – an officer who quickly climbed the police ranks and is now Chief Superintendent of the counter terrorism unit. Meanwhile, Emma is housing Syrian Miriam Attar (Karima McAdams), whose husband is a doctor working in a refugee camp on the Syrian border, and her toddler Karim – an arrangement that catches the attention of the Counter Terrorist Command and GCHQ.
Fearless Episode 1 (of 6) airs on Monday 12 June 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV