Broadchurch director’s ITV drama coming this fall

If you were glued to the likes of Broadchurch Where The Pembrokeshire Murdersthere’s a new drama coming on ITV that’s right up your street and it looks gripping.

The suspect is based on crime writer Michael Robotham’s bestselling novel, and features Poldarkof Aidan Turner as Dr. Joseph O’Loughlin.

Aidan Turner from Poldark plays the lead role. 1 credit

producers of Course of action and VigilJoseph seems to have a “perfect” life – a happy marriage, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist.

He even became an online hero after rescuing a young patient who was ready to jump from the tenth floor of the hospital where Joe works.

When a woman is found in a shallow grave in a London cemetery, Joe offers his expertise to the police – despite his recent diagnosis of a debilitating illness.

However, as ITV explains: “As a bestselling author, Dr Joe’s opinion is highly sought after and when he meets DS Devi he is only too willing to offer his help with profiling and his expertise.

“Now known for his risk-taking and breaking of rules, does Joe have more to hide? His recent diagnosis of a debilitating illness could explain his behavior.

“But as the investigation into Catherine’s death gathers pace, we begin to wonder, do we know the real Joe, or does he have a secret life? And has his work as a clinical psychologist led him to- did it develop a criminal mindset? Or worse?”

The Suspect is based on the best-selling novel by writer Michael Robotham.  1 credit
The Suspect is based on the best-selling novel by writer Michael Robotham. 1 credit

Speaking about his role in the five-part series, Turner said: “I am thrilled to take on the complex and demanding role of Joseph O’Loughlin, a man with so much to give but so much to lose, and a darker character. hidden side.”

Meanwhile, writer Peter Berry added that creating the series “has been a fantastic and fascinating journey”.

“I hope audiences find it equally captivating,” he said.

“As they delve into the depths of a truly iconic character caught up in a story that will test his faith in his profession, his family and himself.”

The series is set to air later this year on ITV.  1 credit
The series is set to air later this year on ITV. 1 credit

Also alongside Turner are Shaun Parkes as DI Ruiz and Anjli Mohindra as DS Devi, as well as Camilla Beeput, Adam James, Bobby Schofield and Sian Clifford.

The show is also directed by James Strong, who has worked on characters like Vigil, Liar and Broadchurch.

Filming took place in London last fall and the series will air next month on ITV