The four-part drama marks the first acting role for Ross Kemp in 7 years after turning his focus to documentary making.
Ross Kemp will star as Police Detective Tony Warden alongside newcomer Beth Alsbury in the lead role of Hannah Quinn, a disabled woman with a wry sense of humour, who works monitoring the CCTV on a rough estate.
One day she sees a man she knows is a violent criminal lead a young woman into a blind spot in the camera coverage. He emerges alone but when the police arrive there is no sign of the woman, who appears to have vanished into thin air.
Hannah is convinced that she has been murdered, but her fears are dismissed by the apathetic, and possibly corrupt, policeman Tony in charge of the case. Hannah remains undeterred and will soon find her own life in danger as she fights to discover what really happened in the blind spot.
Blindspot will also star Crystal Clarke as Amber, Sue Vincent as Dolly, Kiran Landa as Geri and Michelle Bonnard as Louis and Haylie Jones, Milán Bartha, and Lewis Conway.
The four-part thriller has been written by Rob Kinsman, directed by Jordan Hogg and executive produced by Mike Benson and Andy Morgan for Clapperboard and filming for the series has begun on location in Hungary.
The news comes as Channel 5 announce a fourth consecutive year of growth, in which drama made up the top five shows of 2022.
Commissioning Editor of Drama for Channel 5 and Paramount+, Paul Testar said "After a successful year of drama on Channel 5 in 2022, I’m excited to grow our 2023 slate with this gripping thriller. Rob and Jordan’s brilliant writing and directing talents and an outstanding cast led by Beth Alsbury and Ross Kemp are going to give our viewers a very special show."
To which Executive Producer for Clapperboard, Mike Benson, added "It’s always exciting launching a show around new talent and I can’t wait for viewers to see the brilliant Beth Alsbury in the lead role of Hannah. We are also very lucky to have secured the multi-talented Ross Kemp in his long anticipated return to prime time drama."
Blindspot will air later this year on Channel 5