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The Deceived airs on Channel 5 from 3rd August

Date Posted: July 23, 2020

The Deceived, a brand new psychological thriller written by Lisa McGee (Derry GirlsBeing HumanThe White Queen) and Tobias Beer, will air from Monday 3rd August at 9pm on Channel 5. Produced by New Pictures the four-part series was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

A compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal, the central character in The Deceived is English student Ophelia (Emily Reid – Curfew), who falls in love with her married lecturer, seeing in him all the answers to her needs. When their affair results in a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind.

Emmett J. Scanlan (KryptonPeaky BlindersThe Fall) plays the timelessly attractive and charismatic English lecturer Dr Michael Callaghan; Catherine Walker (ShetlandVersailles) plays his wife Roisin, a successful, award-winning fiction writer;  Eleanor Methven (Little Women) plays Roisin’s devoted and sometimes overbearing mother Mary Mulvery; Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Derry Girls) is Michael’s father Hugh fighting the oncoming tide of dementia; Shelley Conn (Liar) plays Roisin’s best friend Ruth, intelligent and loyal, and Dempsey Bovell (Patrick Melrose) is Michael’s confidante and biggest admirer, Matthew. Paul Mescal (Normal People) plays Ophelia’s friend Sean McKeough.

The Deceived is directed by Chloe Thomas (HarlotsVictoria), produced by Imogen O’Sullivan and executive produced by Charlie Hampton (The Spanish Princess), Charlie Pattinson (Catherine the GreatThe Missing), Lisa McGee and Tobias Beer.

The Deceived starts on Monday 3rd August at 9pm on Channel 5.

The Deceived

Check out the first look teaser for THE DECEIVED, a brand new four-part psychological thriller written by Lisa McGee (Derry Girls) and Tobias Beer. Coming soon to Channel 5, #TheDeceived filmed on location in Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen. #MadeInNIIts stellar cast includes Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders) Catherine Walker (Versailles), Eleanor Methven (Little Women) Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Shelley Conn (Liar), Dempsey Bovell (Patrick Melrose) and Paul Mescal (Normal People).

Posted by Northern Ireland Screen on Friday, July 10, 2020

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