The British broadcaster has ordered The Deceived from All3Media-owned producer New Pictures, the company behind Starz’ The Spanish Princess, Netflix’s The Innocents and HBO and Sky’s forthcoming Helen Mirren-fronted mini-series Catherine The Great.
The show is created by Lisa McGee, who created Channel 4 hit comedy Derry Girls, which is set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland and is available globally on Netflix, and her husband, Tobias Beer, an actor and writer.
It is set in Cambridge in the UK and Donegal, the northernmost county in Ireland. It is a contemporary psychological thriller following a young English student called Ophelia, who falls in love with her married lecturer, Michael. However, when their affair results in a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself