ITV has released the first trailer for Paranoid, from the makers of Happy Valley and Scott and Bailey.
Written by Bill Gallagher (The Paradise, Lark Rise to Candleford), the eight-part conspiracy thriller series stars Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Robert Glenister (Hustle), Neil Stuke (Silk), Lesley Sharp (Scott and Bailey) and Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey).
Paranoid will air on ITV this autumn and tells the story of a female GP who is murdered in a rural children’s playground with an abundance of eyewitnesses. A group of detectives embark on what seems to be a straightforward murder investigation, but as they delve deeper into the case they are quickly drawn into the twists and turns of an ever-darkening mystery, which takes them unexpectedly across Europe.
Watch the trailer…
Directed by Mark Tonderai (The Five), Paranoid started filming in Cheshire, and Cologne and Dusseldorf in Germany earlier this year.
ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November commented: “Paranoid is a taut, compelling eight part series with all the hallmarks of a classic psychological thriller. Bill has written some incredibly well-defined characters who embark on a terrifying murder investigation as it becomes evident from the outset that malevolent forces are at play.”
Producer Tom Sherry added: “Paranoid lays bare the human and emotional story of a group of detectives hell-bent on capturing a killer, but there are unexpected twists and turns every step of the way.”
The cast also includes Dino Fetscher, Anjil Mohindra, Christiane Paul, Polly Walker, Michael Maloney, William Ash, John Duttine and Jason Done.
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