‘White House Farm’ trailer: 1980s true crime drama coming soon – watch!

ITV has released the first trailer for White House Farm.

Written by The Slap creator Kris Mrksa, the new crime series comes from the makers of Catherine the Great and The Missing.

The upcoming six-part factual drama tells the true story of the fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at a farmhouse in Essex, England.

The cast includes Freddie Fox (Parade’s End), Mark Addy (Downton Abbey movie), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty), Gemma Whelan (Gentleman Jack), Amanda Burton (Silent Witness) and Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones).

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis reads: “Essex Police initially believed that Sheila Caffell, who had mental health problems, had murdered her own family before turning the gun on herself. But Detective Sergeant Stan Jones had doubts about the murder-suicide theory, and about Sheila’s brother Jeremy Bamber, who first called the police to the farm.

“Eventually it was Jeremy Bamber who was charged and convicted of the murders of his own parents, sister and nephews. Bamber is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK subject to a whole-life order. Bamber still maintains his innocence.”

White House Farm will air in the UK on ITV in January.