Channel 4 announce new mystery thriller from Genevieve Barr, I.D.

Produced by Eleven, the eight-part drama by actor and writer Genevieve Barr centres on a young deaf woman called Emily.


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.


Speaking about the project, 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."


To which Channel 4's Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick added "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."


Creative Director and Executive Producer for Eleven, Carissa Hope Lynch, said "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?"


I.D. was commissioned for Channel 4 by Caroline Hollick, Head of Drama and Rebecca Holdsworth, Commissioning Editor, Drama and will be Executive Produced by Carissa Hope Lynch, Joel Wilson and Jack Thorne.


I.D. will air on Channel 4