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Channel 4 Announces New Crime Series Suspect

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Channel 4 Announces New Crime Series Suspect

A star-studded new crime drama has been announced by Channel 4.

Suspect is set to feature Richard E. Grant and Cold Feet's James Nesbitt in leading roles. Ben Miller, Sacha Dhawan and Nowhere Boy star Anne-Marie Duff are also due to appear.

The intense eight-part thriller sounds like it's going to be a nail-biting watch - so get ready for cliffhangers, clues and a whole rollercoaster of emotions.

Stars of the small screen Richard E. Grant and James Nesbitt feature in lead roles. [Credit: Alamy]
Stars of the small screen Richard E. Grant and James Nesbitt feature in lead roles. [Credit: Alamy]
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Channel 4's new series promises mystery, deaths and plenty of unanswered questions.

When veteran detective Danny Frater (Nesbitt) shows up for a routine ID check on a body at the mortuary, a revelation shakes him deeply to the core.

The corpse is actually his estranged daughter, whom he shares with his ex-wife. Officially, her death was ruled as a suicide, thanks to the post-mortem report. But the detective refuses to believe this was the case.

Anne Marie Duff and Sacha Dhawan are also due to star. [Credit: Alamy]
Anne Marie Duff and Sacha Dhawan are also due to star. [Credit: Alamy]
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Traumatised, Detective Danny sets out on a mission to discover the truth behind his daughter's death. He retraces her last days and hours, meeting ghosts from her past and figures from the present.

Throughout the series, the crime solver can be seen tracking down those closest to his distant deceased daughter. From her partner, Nicola (Niamh Algar) to her mum (Danny's ex-wife) Susannah, played by Anne-Marie Duff.

Each person's recollection of Christina is contradictory, and he finds himself cornered into making a final decision about what, if anything, happened to his daughter.

James plays a traumatised detective in the series. [Credit: Alamy]
James plays a traumatised detective in the series. [Credit: Alamy]
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On making the decision to take the role, James said: "I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script.

Each episode [...] is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter's untimely death".

The series was written by Matt Baker and produced by Eagle Eye Media.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV And Film, Channel 4

Hannah Van-de-Peer
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