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Too Close: ITV Viewers 'Hooked' To 'Gripping' New Drama Starring Emily Watson

Lucy Devine

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Too Close: ITV Viewers 'Hooked' To 'Gripping' New Drama Starring Emily Watson

Featured Image Credit: ITV

On Monday evening, the first episode of Too Close aired on ITV - and fans are utterly gripped.

The new psychological thriller stars Emily Watson and Denise Gough, and is also directed by Sue Tully - aka one of the Line of Duty directors - which definitely explains why we're all hooked!

You can watch a trailer below:

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The mini series was written by author and actress Clara Salaman and is inspired by the novel of the same name published under Clara's pseudonym Natalie Daniels.

It focuses on the dangerous relationship between forensic psychiatrist Dr Emma Robertson (Emily Watson), who is assigned to work with Connie Mortenson (Denise Gough), a woman accused of a heinous crime connected to the death of two young children.

Connie claims she cannot remember a thing about the incident, and as the gritty series continues, the two women embark in a dangerous psychological game.

The new psychological thriller stars Emily Watson and Denise Gough (Credit: ITV)
The new psychological thriller stars Emily Watson and Denise Gough (Credit: ITV)

Speaking about the dynamic between the two characters, Emily told Tyla: "The lines blur and what's the breakdown of the patient's memory is reflected in her own journey. They kind of break each other down.

"... At the start she [Emily] approaches this woman [Connie] who is very hostile and aggressive at the start but it becomes apparent that in another life these women would be friends.

"They have a similar sensibility and looking at the world and an empathy for suffering. And Connie senses straight away that Emma has a secret and in the same way that Emma is trying to open Connie up, Connie is digging away at Emma and it is a mutual process of discovering each other."

Fans are hooked to the show (Credit: ITV)
Fans are hooked to the show (Credit: ITV)

And it seems the show is keeping viewers on their toes already, with fans taking to Twitter to discuss the first episode.

One person tweeted: "Too Close was utterly gripping last night and part 2 and 3 can't come quick enough. Two awesome female leads and a female writer. Shout out to Sue Tully too for directing."

While another added: "#tooclose this is soooo good, #EmilyWatson is superb as always and #DeniseGough is totally and utterly brilliant in this, it sent shivers down my spine, really scary stuff."

(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

And a third wrote: "Well that was absolutely gripping! Fantastic script and acting. Can't wait for tomorrow's episode of #TooClose #ITV."

"Ooh this is one heck of a good first episode! Gripped from the start," added a fourth.

We've got a feeling we'll be glued to this. The three-part drama continues on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April. You can also catch up on the ITV Hub.

Topics: Entertainment News, TV News, ITV

Lucy Devine
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