The new show, which will stream on BritBox from next month, marks the author’s first show for TV and is adapted from his own 2008 novel of the same name.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name and set in Edinburgh, Crime stars Dougray Scott as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, who is investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl while fighting his own demons.
Here’s the teaser:
BritBox’s official synopsis reads:
“Crime is the story of Ray Lennox in a city on the edge of the abyss, Lennox is a man whose clear sight is not always a blessing.”
“A girl goes missing. A town is in fear. A police department fights with itself. A hero is lost; tortured by his own demons and all the while, watching, waiting, a brutal killer is poised to strike.”
The six-part series also stars Joanna Vanderham (Warrior), Angela Griffin (White Lines), Ken Stott (The Dig) and Jamie Sives (Guilt), and has been adapted by Welsh and screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh (Creation Stories).
Welsh is perhaps best known for writing the original novel Trainspotting, which was adapted into the classic 1996 film of the same name starring Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner and Robert Carlyle.
It was eventually followed by the 2017 sequel T2: Trainspotting and Carlyle recently confirmed that a TV adaptation of the follow-up novel The Blade Artist is in the works as well.
Irvine Welsh’s Crime premieres on November 18th on BritBox.