The Level is set in Brighton and follows Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin, who has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux.
Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar. She soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her.
Friday night has never been a particularly strong night for drama, with audiences traditionally preferring Friday nights to be comedy nights. Added to the fact that ITV has crammed its weekly schedule full of drama - a different one each night, it could be tricky for The Level to get good audience share. Hopefully, the star-studded cast which also includes Rob James Collier (Downton Abbey) and Amanda Burton (Peak Practice, Silent Witness) will help boost it's ratings.