Channel 4 commissions thrilling and irreverent new drama, I.D. (wt) from Genevieve Barr

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8 x 30’ series from Eleven 

Channel 4 has announced the commission of a gripping eight-part mystery thriller, I.D. (wt) from actor and writer, Genevieve Barr (The Silence, The Accident). The series is produced by award-winning production company, Eleven (Red Rose, Sex Education, Glue). 

The drama centres on Emily; a young deaf woman, who witnesses a neighbour taking pictures of her.  This leads her to explore what she might have done to warrant this unwanted attention, while simultaneously beginning a dance with a stranger that is as exhilarating as it is dangerous. I.D. is a love letter to being deaf – placing Emily on a hair-raising collision course with her past.

Creator, Genevieve Barr, said “I.D. is a journey into who we are and how people view us. Eleven gave it a home when I was starting out and I'm delighted we've found it a broadcaster with Channel 4 who are pathfinders in fearless and inclusive storytelling. It is a privilege to be living and breathing this deaf-led series with this team.”

Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama, Channel 4, commented; “I.D. is both a universal story of self-discovery, and the tale of a young woman's relationship with her deafness, wrapped up in a delightfully moreish mystery. It will be such a privilege to have Genevieve’s unique and compelling vision on our channel.”

Carissa Hope Lynch, Creative Director and Executive Producer, Eleven, commented; “It's such a joy to work on a story, which is so propulsive, timely and soulful. Equal parts mystery thriller and intimate character-led drama, we couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Genevieve to bring her first original series to life. What better home for this thoroughly distinct proposition than Channel 4 Drama?” 

The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama and Rebecca Holdsworth, Commissioning Editor, Drama.  I.D. is Executive Produced by Carissa Hope Lynch, Joel Wilson and award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Help, The Accident).  Sony Pictures Television (SPT) will distribute the series worldwide.