ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill today confirmed the commission of a gripping new psychological thriller, Cheat.
Awarding-winning indie Two Brothers Pictures will produce the emotionally affecting four-part mini-series, which is skillfully written by screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull.
At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah and her student Rose. The show follows a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception that quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat will keep audiences guessing from the start, exploring just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe – and at what cost.
Harry and Jack Williams from Two Brothers Pictures will executive produce the drama, which goes into production during the early 2018.
The pair commented, ‘Cheat is a gripping and brilliantly written drama debut, and we’re delighted to be working with Gaby bringing this story to the screen.’
Polly Hill said, ‘Cheat is a fiendishly engaging four-part drama which I’m delighted to commission from screening writing newcomer, Gaby Hull. It’s a tense and taut thriller packed with intriguing plot that promises to have audiences on the edge of their seat. I’m thrilled we’ll be working with Two Brothers Pictures on this series.’
Cheat will be produced by Lydia Hampson (Fleabag, The Art of Foley) with details of who is to direct the series announced in the build-up to filming.
Details of Cheat’s casting and key production roles will be announced later this year. More news when we have it!