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03rd Apr 2020

The Sister is the gripping new drama that will be your next TV obsession

Keeley Ryan

ITV’s The Sister is the gripping new drama that will be your next TV obsession.

Based on writer Neil Cross’ novel Burial, the series – which previously had the working title of Because The Night – is described as a chilling and suspenseful story of murder (“and perhaps ghosts”) about the terror of a man trying to escape his past.

Nathan (Russel Tovey) is a well-meaning-yet-directionless man with a terrible secret that he’s been praying would stay buried – and one which he’s been working hard to make recompense.

Years into his new and devoted married life, Nathan is rocked to the core when Bob (Bertie Carvel), an unwelcome face from his past turns up on his doorstep with shocking news.

His arrivals trigger a series of catastrophic decisions which drive a tense and compelling narrative of psychological suspense, dread, love and possible redemption.

Additional cast include Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) as Holly, Nina Toussaint White (GameFace) as Jackie, Paul Bazely (Benidorm) as Graham and Simone Ashley (Sex Education) as Elise and Amanda Root (Unforgotten) as June.

The Sister is an Euston Films production for ITV and is distributed internationally by Fremantle. The series will stream exclusively in the US on Hulu.

Executive producers are Euston Films Managing Director Kate Harwood (Dublin Murders, Hard Sun, Baghdad Central) alongside Noemi Spanos (Dublin Murders) and writer Neil Cross.

The series is directed by Niall MacCormick (The Victim, The Durrells, Doctor Thorne). Producer is Jonathan Curling (Tin Star, Baghdad Central).

The series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill.

And while there’s no word on when the series will be hitting telly screens just yet, this is definitely one to keep an eye out for.



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