ITV has announced the commission of
brand new drama series called Glass Houses. The new six-part
series will go into production on location in South Devon in
The new series will star Dawn French,
Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine and Patrick
Robinson, with more casting to be announced nearer transmission.
Glass Houses is created and written by
Mark Brotherhood and is set in a picturesque small coastal town
with a close-knit community. It follows the stories and fall
out for Maggie Connors (played by Dawn French) who doesn’t pay
attention to the cautionary adage that ‘those in glass houses
shouldn’t throw stones’.
Maggie is a central character in town
who makes it her business to know a bit about everyone’s lives.
When a radio journalist interviews her for a small reportage
piece about local life she gives him far more detail (and
embellishment) about the locals and their personal lives than he
was counting on. In the days and weeks following the show’s
broadcast, Maggie sees the butterfly effect of how her very
public gossip-fest affects various figures around the town and
disrupts their lives.