DOCTOR WHO star Samuel Anderson will join the cast of ITV series DCI Banks, it has been announced.
Billed as the show’s “grittiest season yet”, series five will introduce the 33-year-old as Vince, the latest member of Banks’ team.
Samuel, who was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother and Jamaican father, has also had roles in Emmerdale and Casualty.
DCI Banks is a British crime drama series produced by Left Bank Pictures for the ITV network.
The series is based on Peter Robinson’s Inspector Alan Banks novels and stars Stephen Tompkinson as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.
In 2013, the series won in the drama category at the regional Royal Television Society Yorkshire Programme Awards.
Production on the six-part series has begun in Yorkshire, ITV confirmed.
The first story will find Banks drawn into the dark world of self-harm when a school teacher and his pupil are found dead.
“DCI Banks has become a firm favourite with the ITV drama audience and this series will be the grittiest yet,” said Jane Hudson, Head of Drama Series at ITV, “We’ll see the team embark on an investigation that will truly change things forever.”