ITV Encore

Midwinter of the Spirit

Latest productions include Midwinter of the Spirit a three-part series for ITV Encore.  Double BAFTA award-winning actress Anna Maxwell-Martin (The Bletchley Circle) will play Merrily Watkins, a single mother who isn’t your average country vicar. Merrily’s newly acquired training has put her on the dark side of the pulpit. She’s become one of the few women priests working as an exorcist – a job increasingly mistrusted by the modern Church and rarely talked about, even though it operates in virtually every diocese in the UK.

 Joining Anna will be BAFTA winning actor David Threlfall (Code of a Killer, Tommy Cooper; Not Like That, Like This). David will take on the role of Rev Huw Owen, a deliverance ministry tutor and Merrily’s mentor.
Midwinter of the Spirit ITV Encore

Midwinter of the Spirit ITV Encore

The three part series will also feature Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey, Benidorm), Ben Bailey Smith (The Four O’Clock Club, Law and Order: UK), Leila Mimmack (Home Fires, Becoming Human), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, The Frankenstein Chronicles), Simon Trinder (Dalziel and Pascoe, Without You), Oengus MacNamara (Game of Thrones, What If) and David Sterne (Tommy Cooper; Not Like That, Like This).

Based on the books written by successful novelist, Phil Rickman, ITV has commissioned this three-part drama for ITV Encore. Midwinter of the Spirit will be adapted by BAFTA winning screenwriter Stephen Volk (Afterlife, The Awakening, Ghostwatch) for ITV Studios, featuring Merrily Watkins as the central character.
Lemon Casting’s Alpha Bravo Department provided the police and uniformed professionals some of which were featured.