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Martin Compston's New BBC Thriller 'The Nest' Looks Like His Best Series Yet

Martin Compston's New BBC Thriller 'The Nest' Looks Like His Best Series Yet

A brand new BBC drama starring everyone's favourite Line of Duty actor Martin Compston is set to drop soon - and it looks *super* mysterious.

The Nest has been penned by BAFTA award-winning Three Girls writer Nicole Taylor and stars Compston (complete with a Scottish accent), Peaky Blinder's Sophie Rundle and Sex Education's Mirren Mack.

According to BBC, the five-part drama centres on the life-changing pact made between a wealthy couple and a teenage girl, who agrees to act as their surrogate.

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When 18-year-old Kaya (Mirren Mack) agrees to carry a baby for besotted duo Dan (Martin Compston) and Emily (Sophie Rundle), after they meet on opposite ends of town, it seems like the world threw the trio together on purpose.

But did it all really happen by chance?

Dan and Emily have everything they want, expect a child (Credit: BBC)
Dan and Emily have everything they want, expect a child (Credit: BBC)

"Dan and Emily are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that's missing is a baby - and they've been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya, an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable," says the BBC.

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"When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet, but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?"

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The broadcaster dropped the trailer for the highstakes drama today, and it certainly has us excited.

Dan and Emily live an idyllic life (Credit: BBC)
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The trailer opens to an stunning house nestled on the side of the river in Scotland, and the voice of Sophie Rundle (who we're more used to donning a Brummy accent), saying: "It's an extraordinary ask, isn't it? To bare a child for someone."

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"Using an 18-year-old fresh out of a children's home? Jesus, Emily," berates Compston's character Dan.

"Well I'm doing it, with or without you," she retorts.

"Something's not right, she's got all the power, we've no choice but to trust her," says Dan.

Fans may know Mirren Mack from 'Sex Education' (Credit: BBC)
Fans may know Mirren Mack from 'Sex Education' (Credit: BBC)
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The trailer ends with Kaya holding a weapon - just as a dressing gown-clad Emily chases her into the garden - as she lets off a blood-curdling scream.

While there's no word on The Nest's launch date, BBC promise we can expect in on TV and iPlayer soon.

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Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film, BBC

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.