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'Marchlands' follow-up series 'Lightfields' ordered by ITV1

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ITV1 has ordered a follow-up to Marchlands.

The five-part paranormal drama - starring Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews and Shelley Conn - aired in early 2011.

New series Lightfields will share a similar theme and format, taking place - like Marchlands - in three different time periods, Broadcast reports.

Chronicling a series of chilling events in a remote Suffolk farmhouse, the thriller opens in the wartime Britain of 1944 and follows the aftermath of a fire that devastates Lightfields' hay barn.

The story then moves to 1976, when a woman named Vivien is forced to confront repressed childhood memories of her time as an evacuee in Suffolk. The final chapter - set in the present day - will see a husband and wife haunted by a restless spirit.

Lightfields and Marchlands are both based on The Oaks, a US TV pilot that was in development at Fox in 2009.

Simon Tyrell (Survivors, The Body Farm) will write the new series, with Cherry Gould (Above Suspicion) as producer and Damon Thomas (Monroe) directing.

Exec producer Kate Lewis said: "Simon Tyrell has found a bold way to approach the format that inspired Marchlands. The scripts are atmospheric and there's great complexity to the characters as they interweave across the decades."

Lightfields will enter production later this month in Rickmansworth and East Sussex.

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