Steve Coogan is to star in a new ITV drama about murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the three-part drama – called Stephen – will be a sequel to The Murder of Stephen Lawrence and will be produced by HTM, co-owned by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio.
Stephen will portray events from 2006, 13 years after Stephen’s death on the evening of 22 April 1993 in a racially motivated attack whilst waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham.
Coogan will play DCI Clive Driscoll, who led the investigation into the murder. Sharlene Whyte (Small Axe, We Hunt Together) takes the role of Stephen’s mother Doreen Lawrence, with Hugh Quarshie (Breeders, Absentia, White Heat, Holby City) reprising his performance of Neville Lawrence from the original award-winning drama.