ITV has announced that Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor take the leading roles in psychological thriller, Cheat.
Awarding-winning indie, Two Brothers Pictures, will produce the emotionally affecting four-part miniseries, which begins filming this month. Screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull skillfully writes each of the episodes.
At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly), and her student Rose (Molly Windsor), when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, 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.
Katherine Kelly is known for her work in Strike Back, Him and The Night Manager, whilst Molly Windsor recently won a BAFTA for her role in Three Girls.
Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans, The Secret Agent, Mr Selfridge) also joins the cast as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, James, whilst Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Victoria) play her parents Angela and Michael. Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft, Retribution, War & Peace) takes the role of Rose’s father, William.
Commented Polly Hill: “Cheat is a fiendishly engaging four part drama which I’m delighted to commission from screenwriting 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.”