'Hollington Drive' — everything you need to know about the thriller

Hollington Drive
The cast of 'Hollington Drive'. (Image credit: ITV)

Hollington Drive is a psychological thriller and crime drama coming to ITV from acclaimed screenwriter Sophie Petzal (Blood, The Last Kingdom).

Starring none other than Anna Maxwell Martin (Line of Duty's DCS Patricia Carmichael) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle, Life) Hollington Drive promises to be full of twists and turns from the get-go. In this new drama, we join two sisters at a chilled-out family get-together one balmy evening, where it seems like nothing could go wrong...until it does! The show pivots when a local boy is reported missing, and the two sisters suspect their kids might somehow be involved.

Rachael Stirling says "You suspect everybody at some point! It has got a really satisfying beginning, middle, and end. What lengths would you go to, to protect your child? There is no limit, is there?"

Here’s everything you need to know about Hollington Drive!  

Hollington Drive release date 

Hollington Drive starts tonight at 9 pm (September 29) on ITV and will continue on Wednesdays in the same time slot. 

How many episodes of Hollington Drive will there be? 

Hollington Drive will be four episodes long.

Hollington Drive cast

Line of Duty love-to-hate favorite Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling (Wild Bill) lead the show as sisters Theresa and Helen. They're both pillars of their local community who have to try and keep everything together when they suspect their kids might be involved in the disappearance of another local boy.

Talking about the two leads, Anna said: "They’re both rubbish mums! Theresa’s struggling. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but she hasn’t got the roadmap for what happens when you think your kid is a bit of a wrong’un. So she doesn’t always make the right choices."

Theresa’s partner, Fraser will be played by Rhashan Stone (Finding Alice) and Helen’s partner, David, by Peter McDonald (Dublin Murders). Theresa’s ten-year-old son, Ben, will be played by Fraser Holmes, and Amelie Bea Smith (the voice of Peppa Pig) will feature as Ben’s cousin, Eva. 

Ken Nwosu (Sticks and Stones) will also play Fraser’s brother Eddie, and Jodie McNee (Little Boy Blue) will play Jean. 

Hollington Drive plot 

Hollington Drive appears at first to be a normal day in the life of two families. The two sisters seem close, and their families enjoy spending time together. When we join them, they’re gathered around a barbecue on the patio chilling out. Apart from Eddie winding everyone up, there’s no hint of tension...but this is just the calm before the storm!

Ben asks to play out at the park with Eva. Fraser is happy for them to go, but Theresa starts feeling anxious and fears something will go wrong. As she expects, the children don’t return on time, and when she goes looking for the two kids, Theresa finds them on the edge of a woodland area, where they appear to be fighting. 

Immediately, Theresa’s instincts tell her something horrible has happened. Confirming her suspicions, distraught neighbor Jean comes and calls on the family later that evening, telling them that her son, Alex, has gone missing!

Sophie Petzal says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Jonathan Fisher and West Road Pictures once again to bring our project Hollington Drive to ITV. We hope it will keep audiences gripped to their televisions.”

Is there a trailer?

Yes! ITV has recently released the Hollington Drive trailer, and it looks very intriguing.

All eyes are on the two kids, as the trailer suggests they have something to do with the disappearance of 10-year-old Alex Boyd. Will Theresa manage to get to the bottom of things?

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.