Hollington Drive starts tonight – the cast, plot and how to watch

It’s time to get the snacks in and get comfy on the sofa because there’s a new ITV drama hitting our screens tonight.

The highly antipated show Hollington Drive is a four-part series following the lives of seemingly ordinary people living in an idyllic suburb of the same name.

Hold on to your popcorn though because not everything is as it seems once 10-year old Alex Boyd goes missing.

Before this exciting new series begins, here’s everything you need to know about your new ITV drama obsession. 

Enfield Independent: ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN as Theresa and RACHAEL STIRLING as Helen in Hollington Drive. Credit: ITVANNA MAXWELL MARTIN as Theresa and RACHAEL STIRLING as Helen in Hollington Drive. Credit: ITV

When does Hollington Drive start?

The first episode is on tonight ( Wednesday September 29 2021) at 9pm on ITV. 

There are four episodes in the series and episodes will be aired weekly at the same time and place.

If you miss an episode, you can can catch up on the ITV Hub.

What is Hollington Drive about?

Enfield Independent: Behind the scenes of episode one of Hollington Drive. Credit: ITVBehind the scenes of episode one of Hollington Drive. Credit: ITV

According to the show’s synopsis, Hollington Drive takes place:

“On a Summer evening in the seemingly idyllic suburb of Hollington Drive, 10-year-old Alex Boyd is declared missing.

“Sisters and social pillars within the community, Theresa and Helen, struggle to hold their lives and their families together in the wake of this tragedy.

“Secrets and lies begin to surface and long held facades falter as grief rips through Hollington Drive.”

Is Hollington Drive based on a true story?

No, the series was written by Sophie Petzal.

She is an acclaimed script writer who worked on the Irish crime drama Blood.

She is also working on a Netflix adaptation of Stuart Turton’s novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

Petzal’s story is being directed by Carolina Giammetta who has worked on projects like Holy Cannelloni and The Drowning.

The cast of Hollington Drive

Enfield Independent: ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN as Theresa and RACHAEL STIRLING as Helen. Credit: ITVANNA MAXWELL MARTIN as Theresa and RACHAEL STIRLING as Helen. Credit: ITV

There a few familiar faces amongst the Hollington Drive cast. 

You might recognise Anna Maxwell Martin who plays Line of Duty’s love-to-hate Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael.

Maxwel Martin is also famous for her roles in the film Philomenia and the TV series The Bletchley Circle.

The Line of Duty star will be playing Theresa- Ben’s mother ans sister to Helen (Rachael Stirling).

Stirling has had roles in Life, Wild Bill and the Detectorists.

They will be starring alongside a star-studded cast including: Jonas Armstrong, Peter McDonald, Jodie McNee, Ken Nwosu and Rhashan Stone.

Hollington Drive starts tonight ( Wednesday September 29) at 9pm on ITV.

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