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ITV1 Commissions The Last Weekend From Carnival Films!

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ITV1 has today commissioned a brand new drama from Carnival Films - the creators of Downton Abbey.

The drama is an adaptation of Blake Morrison's novel The Last Weekend.

It is reported that the show will take the format of 3 x 60 minute episodes, adapted by Mick Ford - the man behind ITV's critically acclaimed drama Single Father.

Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, The Last Weekend tells the story of Ian and his wife Em, invited by an old university friend Ollie and his wife Daisie, to spend a few days in a remote cottage by the sea.

What should be a weekend of sunlit relaxation turns to horror as Ian and Ollie resurrect a bet made 20 years before.

Each day becomes a series of challenges for higher and higher stakes, setting in train actions that will have irreversible and horrifying consequences.

Carnival are in the process of casting right now, with Whitechapel and former Spooks star Rupert Penry-Jones lined up to play one of the central characters.

The Last Weekend was ordered by ITV director of drama Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes, controller of drama commissioning.

If we find out details on who is leading the casting we'll let you know!