Prime Suspect: Tennison
Premieres Sunday, June 25, at 10pm on CET
This six-part drama, a prequel to Prime Suspect, portrays the early career of one of television’s most iconic detectives, Jane Tennison — the role that established Dame Helen Mirren as a household name.
“Jane Tennison was adored by Masterpiece audiences, who cheered her on as she tried to make it in a man’s world,” said Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. “Prime Suspect: Tennison will imagine the events that made Jane the tenacious, difficult, and brilliant detective she became.”
Prime Suspect: Tennison is a visually-stunning, cinematic style drama which rewinds to 1970s London where viewers meet Jane (Stefanie Martini, Doctor Thorne) as an ambitious, single-minded 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out in an environment where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm. Prime Suspect: Tennison is adapted from the bestselling novel Tennison by acclaimed author Lynda La Plante, who created the original Prime Suspect series.