STV Studios drama commissioned by Netflix

STV Studios announced that it has been commissioned for the first time by global streamer Netflix — to produce a new three-part drama series called The Witness.

“In 1992, Rachel Nickell was murdered on Wimbledon Common and her son, Alex, just three weeks from his third birthday, was the only witness,” said STV.

“The drama is based on the memoir and experiences of Alex and his father, André Hanscombe.

“The series is written by Rob Williams (creator and writer of STV Studios series, The Victim and Screw) and filming will commence in Summer 2024.

“Alex and André Hanscombe are consultants on the series.

“The Witness will comprise 3 x 60″ episodes.”

STV Studios MD David Mortimer said: “This is STV Studios first commission for Netflix and we very much look forward to collaborating with them on this project, which our experienced and committed drama team will produce with the utmost sensitivity and care that it deserves.”