Ellis Synopsis

Three-part series will follow DCI Ellis, played by three-time Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke (Showtrial, Lost Boys & Fairies, Rocketman), a tenacious cop who is parachuted into failing investigations. Each two-hour episode sees Ellis – accompanied by her right-hand man DS Harper, played by Andrew Gower (The Winter King, Carnival Row, Outlander) – arrive at a different police station, where she will have to win over the local detectives and immerse herself in the cases she has come to solve. As a black female cop, Ellis is used to being dismissed and overlooked, but she is a first-class murder detective, with a determination for justice and a deep well of compassion for those who need it.

Commissioned by Channel 5 and Acorn TV in association with Northern Ireland Screen and All3Media International – which will also represent the show outside of the UK.

Ellis is set to begin filming this spring in Northern Ireland and will air on Channel 5 and Acorn TV later this year.