Premieres Sunday, June 25 at 10:00 PM ET on PBS
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Prime Suspect: Tennison, the highly anticipated prequel to the hit series Prime Suspect, airs Sundays, June 25 and July 2 and 9 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. The six-part drama portrays the early career of one of television’s most iconic detectives, Jane Tennison—the role that established Dame Helen Mirren as a household name in the groundbreaking MASTERPIECE series Prime Suspect.
In the premiere episode, Jane Tennison soon starts to learn the cold facts of police work. She turns the head of her boss, DI Bradfield, but also impresses him with her instincts. He enlists her help, and she becomes immersed in her first murder investigation. In episode two, Tennison and Bradfield continue their work on the murder case of a young girl, but a breach of police protocol complicates matters. Meanwhile, the Bentley family continues their plans to pull off their biggest crime yet.
“Jane Tennison was adored by MASTERPIECE audiences, who cheered her on as she tried to make it in a man’s world,” said MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. “Prime Suspect: Tennison will imagine the events that made Jane the tenacious, difficult, and brilliant detective she became.”
Prime Suspect: Tennison is a visually-stunning, cinematic style drama which rewinds to 1970s London where viewers meet Jane (Stefanie Martini, Doctor Thorne) as an ambitious, single-minded 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out in an environment where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm. Prime Suspect: Tennison is adapted from the bestselling novel Tennison by acclaimed
author Lynda La Plante, who created the original Prime Suspect series.