Red Eye is a new thriller that will be starting on ITV very soon and will feature Richard Armitage and Jing Lusi.

After attending a medical conference in Beijing and almost dying in a car crash Dr Matthnew Nolan (Armitage) is immediately arrested after landing back in London.

This is because a dead woman was discovered in his crashed car, and despite his protest of innocence, he is extradited to China in the custody of DC Hana Li (Lusi) to face charges.

However, on board flight 357, she finds herself embroiled in an escalating conspiracy and a growing number of murders.

Speaking to the Radio Times, ITV's head of drama Polly Hill said: "Red Eye is a brilliantly addictive thriller with an international story taking place on the red eye flight from Heathrow to Beijing.

"Thanks to Peter A. Dowling's scripts, the story will have the audience gripped and continually surprised throughout."

Red Eye full cast

  • Jing Lusi as Hana Li
  • Richard Armitage as Dr Matthew Nolan
  • Lesley Sharp as Madeline Delaney
  • Jemma Moore as Jess Li
  • Dan Li as Toni Zhang
  • Zoe Telford as Amber Hurst
  • Lucianne McEvoy as Kate Ward
  • Thomas Chaanhing as Chén
  • Jonathan Aris as John Tennant
  • Xiangyi Tan as Tiffany
  • Oliver Maltman as Steven Hurst
  • Robert Gilbert as Simon King
  • Rick Warden as Chris Peele
  • Aidan Cheng as Wú
  • Cash Holland as Ruth Banks
  • Kevan MacKenzie as Len Delaney
  • Mido Hamada as Mike Maxwell

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  • Tai Yin Chan as Rén Yúnxi
  • Daphne Cheung as Mrs Ruǎn Yuè
  • David KS Tse as Minister Aìguó Táng
  • Ken Bradshaw as Officer Miller

When will Red Eye be on TV?

The first episode of Red Eye will air at 9pm on Sunday, April 21 on ITV1 which will follow immediately after Sunday night's episode of Britain's Got Talent.

After that, the remaining five episodes will be aired in the same timeslot over the following Sundays.