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Wild Bill with Rob Lowe Premieres Wed 12 June on ITV



Starring and executive produced by Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Rob Lowe, Wild Bill is a fish-out-of-water crime drama following high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon, who is appointed Chief Constable in Boston, Lincolnshire. Landing in the UK with his teenage daughter Kelsey in tow, Bill is ready to tackle the county’s crime figures, armed with a range of statistics and algorithms with every intention of getting in and out as quickly as possible. However, Bill soon discovers the people of Boston are just as smart-mouthed, cynical and difficult to impress as he is, and the man who’s spent his life keeping the messiness of human intimacy at arm’s length is reluctantly propelled into frontline policing and forced to reconsider his relationship with those closest to him.

In the first episode high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon arrives in Boston, Lincolnshire with his teenage daughter Kelsey in tow hoping for a fresh start after a painful recent past. He is confident that his hands-off, numbers-driven approach can both cut the crime-rate and the budget at the same time.

However, aware that he has been recruited to slash jobs, he isn’t welcomed by his new team. His Deputy, Lydia Price, makes no secret of her disdain for him and frustration at being over-looked for the job, whilst PC Sean Cobley wastes no time in pulling Bill over for speeding on his push-bike and local journalist Lisa Cranston grills him on his approach. The only member of the team ready to embrace the new techniques that Bill brings to the force is bright and eager DC Muriel Yeardsley.

When a decapitated head turns up in a fridge – the coldest of cold cases – Bill starts to wonder what he’s got himself into. The victim is revealed to be Mel, a young woman who disappeared 10 years earlier. Breaking the news to her heartbroken mother, Angie, it isn’t long before Bill is dragged away from his desk and into the case.