ITV has given the green light to a third season of The Tower, starring Gemma Whelan, Tahirah Sharif, Jimmy Akingbola and Emmett J Scanlan. Filming has begun on the third series of the gripping crime thriller for ITV1.
The third season of The Tower is written by acclaimed screenwriter Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, Fearless, 24) and produced by his company Windhover Films and production company, Mammoth Screen.
The new season, titled The Tower 3: Gallowstree Lane, is based on Kate London’s third novel (buy now at Amazon). It was commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill.
Starring alongside Gemma Whelan as DS Sarah Collins is Tahirah Sharif, who was BAFTA-nominated for her role as PC Lizzie Adama for the first series, Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw, and Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw.
“We’re delighted to be filming a third series of The Tower. Damien and I are very grateful to Polly Hill and ITV for the early commission,” said Patrick Harbison.
“Gallowstree Lane has a high-stakes drugs and gangs storyline with Jimmy and Emmett’s characters taking major roles. Sarah and Lizzie have gripping and heart-breaking stories too, as the drama of Portland Tower comes full circle. I firmly believe series three will be our best yet.”
Mammoth Screen and Windhover Films will produce the four-part drama in association with ITV Studios. Patrick Harbinson will executive produce the series alongside Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer and Charlotte Webber.
Charles Bates produces and Rene van Pannevis (Looted) directs. Polly Hill will oversee production of the drama for ITV.
The Tower is distributed internationally by ITV Studios, with series one having sold into over 90 territories. On ITV, the first series debuted with 5.4 million viewers.
HBO Europe, Canal+, BritBox North America and Australia, Virgin Media Ireland and TVNZ are among the platforms and broadcasters to license the show.
Windhover Films was formed by writer and producer Patrick Harbinson in January 2021. Mammoth Screen is one of the UK’s leading drama production companies. It is part of ITV Studios.
The second series, titled The Tower 2: Death Message, premieres on ITV later this month with the four-part series streaming on ITVX. The first series is also available to view on ITVX.