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ITV developing real-life crime drama 'The Widower'

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ITV is developing a new real-life crime drama titled The Widower.

The project will be based on the life of Malcolm Webster - a nurse who was convicted of killing his first wife and attempting to murder his second, Broadcast reports.

It is currently unclear if The Widower will be made as a one-off or a multi-episode drama.

The dramatisation is being co-produced by Jeff Pope for ITV Studios - Pope previously worked on Fred West drama Appropriate Adult.

Appropriate Adult
Emily Watson, Dominic West
Fred and Rosemary West

© Rex Features / ITV/Rex Features



Starring Dominic West and Emily Watson, the two-part Appropriate Adult was a critical success for ITV, winning three BAFTAs in 2012. Watson's performance also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.

Octagon Films and NZ Films are developing The Widower with ITV Studios.

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