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Ross Kemp Drama “Blindspot” Now Filming For Channel 5



After a sustained spell away from acting Ross Kemp has signed on for the lead role in four part Channel 5 thriller Blindspot.

Newcomer Beth Alsbury will play the lead part of Hannah Quinn, a disabled woman with a sarcastic sense of humour who works monitoring the CCTV on a tough estate, opposite Ross Kemp, who will play Police Detective Tony Warden.

Hannah watches in horror as a man she recognises as a dangerous criminal guides a young woman out of sight of the cameras. He comes out alone, and the cops can find no trace of the woman, who has vanished into thin air.

Although Hannah is certain that she has been murdered, the lazy and potentially crooked cop in charge of the case, Tony, refuses to believe her. Hannah is unfazed and continues to put herself in harm’s way in her pursuit to learn the truth about what occurred in the blind spot.

“After a successful year of drama on Channel 5 in 2022, I’m excited to grow our 2023 slate with this gripping thriller. Rob and Jordan’s brilliant writing and directing talents and an outstanding cast led by Beth Alsbury and Ross Kemp are going to give our viewers a very special show,” said Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor of Drama for Channel 5 and Paramount+.

Mike Benson, Executive Producer for Clapperboard, said “It’s always exciting launching a show around new talent and I can’t wait for viewers to see the brilliant Beth Alsbury in the lead role of Hannah. We are also very lucky to have secured the multi-talented Ross Kemp in his long anticipated return to prime time drama.”

The Blindspot cast also includes Crystal Clarke as Amber, Sue Vincent as Dolly, Kiran Landa as Geri and Michelle Bonnard as Louis and Haylie Jones, Milán Bartha, and Lewis Conway.

Production on the four-part thriller, written by Rob Kinsman and directed by Jordan Hogg, with Mike Benson and Andy Morgan serving as executive producers for Clapperboard, has commenced in Hungary.

Blindspot is scheduled to premiere on Channel 5 later this year.