Alex Heffes has composed the original score for the first couple of episodes of the new ITV drama Next of Kin. The show is created by Paul Rutman (Indian SummersVera) & Natasha Narayan and stars Archie Panjabi and Jack Davenport. The 6-part series follows a Mona, a whip-smart GP who lives in London with a political lobbyist husband. Their family life is shattered when Mona’s brother is brutally murdered while working for a medical charity abroad. Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) has directed the first three episodes. Heffes has previously collaborated with Chadwick on the movies Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and The First Grader. Next of Kin will premiere in the UK on January 8 on ITV.

As previously reported, Heffes also has the features Pickpockets and The Elephant Queen coming up.