Outlander and Loki actors among cast for crime series

Channel 4 has announced a star-studded cast for a new eight-part crime thriller.

James Nesbitt will lead the cast for the new series, which has the working title Suspect, alongside Outlander’s Sam Heughan, Sex Education’s Anne-Marie Duff, and Loki’s Richard E. Grant.

Nesbitt will play veteran detective Danny Frater who gets a devastating shock when he turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check but the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina.

Danny is traumatised by the news that, according to the post-mortem report, she’s taken her own life. While Danny and Christina had a complicated father-daughter relationship in recent years, he refuses to accept that she would have ended her own life.

This causes him to set out on a mission to find out what really happened to his daughter, retracing her last days and hours.

Danny will meet key figures in Christina’s life including her partner Nicola, her best friend Maia, her business partner Jaisal, her godfather Ryan, her mentor Harry and her mother Danny’s ex-wife Susannah.

Through his journey, Danny will learn about his daughter’s descent into delinquency and be forced to confront his own failings as a father whilst struggling to determine what really happened.

The cast also includes Joely Richardson, Ben Miller, Niamh Algar, Antonia Thomas, Sacha Dhawan and Imogen King.

Speaking about the series, James Nesbitt, said: “I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script.

“Each episode of Suspect (w/t) is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter’s untimely death, and I really can’t wait to lock horns with my fellow cast members and to lead this incredible array of acting talent.”

Suspect will begin filming this autumn.

Source: digitalspy.com

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Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.