ITV’s has commissioned Cheat, a “gripping, psychological” four part thriller from awarding-winning independent production house, Two Brothers Pictures (Liar) and screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull.
At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah, and her student Rose, 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.
Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, said: “Cheat is a fiendishly engaging four part drama which I’m delighted to commission from screening writing 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.”
Two Brothers Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams will executive produce the drama, which goes into production during the early part of 2018.
The pair commented: “Cheat is a gripping and brilliantly written drama debut, and we’re delighted to be working with Gaby bringing this story to the screen.”
Cheat will be produced by Lydia Hampson (Fleabag, The Art of Foley) with details of who is to direct the series announced in the build up to filming.
Details of Cheat’s casting and key production roles will be announced later this year.