Fearless cast, start time and spoilers from new ITV series

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New ITV drama Fearless begins tonight and from cast to episode one spoilers, here's all you need to know.

Created by Homeland and 24 writer, Patrick Harbinson, Fearless launches on ITV this evening.

The gripping six-part drama follows Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, as she sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a schoolgirl, Linda Simms, 14 years earlier. A crime which Kevin maintains he didn’t commit.

Fearless cast

Fearless stars acclaimed actress Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful) in the lead role of Emma Banville.

Also starring in the compelling new drama are BAFTA Award winners Sir Michael Gambon (Fortitude) and Wunmi Mosaku (Black Mirror), Jonathan Forbes (Catastrophe), John Bishop (Accused) and Rebecca Callard (Ordinary Lies).

More names on the cast are Jamie Bamber (Marcella), Sam Swainsbury (Mum), Emma Hamilton (Mr Selfridge) and Emmy nominee Robin Weigert (American Horror Story).

Fearless spoilers

In tonight's second episode, released from prison following the retrial, Kevin faces a barrage of abuse from the public and even his own son, Jason, calls him a murderer. Only local MP and Westminster’s new golden boy Matthew Wild is able to talk the mob down, and with no other option, Emma is forced to take Kevin to her own house.

DCI Nicholas Staines is running the new investigation into Linda’s murder, and gives Emma and Dominic footage of a police interview with Tony Pullings, the man who took photos of Linda. In the interview, Pullings reveals that he paid Kevin to let him use the school to take the photos, and even gave Kevin a set of the pictures. Seeing the case crumbling before her eyes, Emma confronts Kevin about the photos.

Meanwhile, Heather Myles arrives in England and pays Cambridge Master Sir Alistair McKinnon a visit. She wants as much information as possible from him on Emma and learns she has been a person of interest to MI5 and 6 for years. Heather tells DCS Greenwood that she can help with the case against Yusef.

Fearless airs tonight on ITV from 9PM.

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