Sundance Now released today the trailer for The Suspect, a new thriller series starring Aidan Turner. Check it out.
The trailer for The Suspect looks good, and the story sounds intriguing, so I just got from the library the book the series is based on: The Suspect, the best-selling first title in Michael Robotham‘s “Joe O’Loughlin” crime novel series.
The Suspect, a five-part thriller, follows Doctor Joe O’Loughlin (Aidan Turner, Poldark, Leonardo, The Hobbit Trilogy), who appears to have the perfect life — a devoted wife, a loving daughter, a successful practice as a clinical psychologist, and a publishing deal. He’s even a hero online after rescuing a young patient who was ready to jump from the tenth floor of the hospital where Joe works.
When a young woman is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery, veteran police officer DI Vincent Ruiz (Shaun Parkes, Small Axe, Lost in Space) and his young partner, DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra, The Lazarus Project, Vigil), are assigned to the investigation. Has the young woman been murdered, or is this a case of suicide? As a successful author, Doctor Joe’s opinion is much sought after, and when he meets DS Devi, he’s only too willing to offer help with profiling and his expertise.
But Joe was recently diagnosed with a debilitating illness that he’s trying to keep under wraps, one that could explain his risk-taking and rule-breaking behavior. Does Joe have more to hide? As the investigation into the woman’s death gathers pace, we start to wonder if we know the real Joe or if he has a secret life. We also can’t help but ask if his work as a clinical psychologist allowed him to develop a criminal mindset — or worse.
Costars include Camilla Beeput (Save Me (Too), Peep Show), Adam James (Vigil, Doctor Foster), Sian Clifford (Quiz, Fleabag), and Bobby Scofield (Time, Knightfall).
A project of World Productions, The Suspect is executive produced by Jake Lushington (Vigil, Born to Kill), James Strong (Vanity Fair, Broadchurch), and Peter Berry (Gangs of London), who adapted Robotham’s novel for the screen. James Strong directed the first three episodes and Camilla Strøm Henriksen (Occupied, The Truth Will Out) directed the last two.
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