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Lisa McGee's new psychological thriller The Deceived airs on Channel 5 from August 3rd
23 Jul 2020 : Nathan Griffin
The Deceived
Produced by New Pictures, the four-part series was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

The new psychological thriller, which is written by Lisa McGee (Derry GirlsBeing HumanThe White Queen) and Tobias Beer, will air from Monday, August 3rd at 9pm on Channel 5.

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, August 3rd at 9pm on Channel 5.

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