Pubcasters SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark) have all picked up the crime drama starring Noel Clarke, as well as commercial broadcaster Sýn in Iceland. Australian audiences will be able to watch the series on ABC, who have also acquired Viewpoint ahead of its UK premiere on ITV on 26th April.
Produced by Tiger Aspect in association with Unstoppable Film and Television for ITV, Viewpoint is based on an idea by Fleabag and Emmy® award-winning director, Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve, No Offence), co-created and written by Edgar award-winner Ed Whitmore (Safe House, Manhunt), and directed by Ashley Way. This gripping 5 x 60’ drama follows a tense police surveillance investigation into a tight knit Manchester community and explores whether it is ever possible to observe the lives of others with true objectivity and zero effect.
Leading the cast is Noel Clarke (Bulletproof, Star Trek Into Darkness) who plays surveillance detective, DC Martin Young, who sets up his observation post in the home of single mum and secret voyeur, Zoe Sterling, played by Alexandra Roach (No Offence, Black Mirror).
Zoe’s windows command a panoramic view of Westbury Square, and more importantly provides a direct sightline into the home of missing primary school teacher, Gemma Hillman played by Amy Wren (Tutankhamun, The Last Kingdom); the home she shares with boyfriend and prime suspect in her disappearance.
Mining the paranoid hinterland of Rear Window and The Lives Of Others, Viewpoint is a contemporary, character-driven mystery with a seductively intimate feel. But ultimately, it’s as much about friendship, trust and community as it is about solving a crime. Exploring the tension between our public and private lives and the secrets and horrors that thrive behind closed doors…especially when we think no-one’s watching.