The three-part thriller will feature Eve along with John Hannah, Helen Baxendale, Natasha Little, Emma Fielding and Amara Karan. In Kidnap and Ransom, Eve plays Dominic King who negotiates the release of a businesswoman abducted in South Africa. The release is botched and the tycoon's kidnapper strikes again in the UK.
The drama, which is in pre-production, will be filmed in South Africa in the spring. This is the first drama commission for Eve's company, Projector Pictures, and is co-produced with Talkback Thames. Waking the Dead, which has been on air since 2000, is likely to end soon.
Eve will be the executive producer along with Johnathan Young, head of drama, Talkback Thames. Trevor Hopkins is the producer, while Andy Wilson is the director.