07.05.2021

This is the new ITV thriller, that’s going to have, the nation completely gripped

Spring is around the corner and so is a brand new season of addictive TV, including ITV’s tense new thriller Cheat.

Starring former Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly and Three Girls’ Molly Windsor, the chilling four-part drama follows the story of a university professor and student who go head-to-head over a case of academic deception.

This is the new ITV thriller, that's going to have, the nation completely grippedHere’s everything we know about the series so far…

What’s it about?

At the heart of the drama is a “dangerous relationship” between Leah (played by Katherine Kelly), university lecturer and mentor to Rose (played by Molly Windsor), which spirals out of control when a seemingly straightforward case of academic deception takes a dark turn.

According to an ITV synopsis, the ensuing investigation triggers “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,” it reads.

“[Cheat will] explore just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost,” the teaser continues.

Head of Drama at ITV, Polly Hill, commented: “It’s a tense and taut thriller packed with an intriguing plot that promises to have audiences on the edge of their seat.”

Who stars in Cheat?

Corrie fans will definitely recognise Katherine Kelly, who played feisty Becky McDonald until 2012. Recently, she’s starred in Doctor Who spin-off Class and TV series Strike Back.

Meanwhile Molly Windsor previously starred in 2009’s The Unloved, and played the lead role in BBC One’s acclaimed drama Three Girls.

The cast also includes Humans’ Tom Goodman-Hill, Unforgotten’s Lorraine Ashbourne and comedian Adrian Edmondson.

When does it air?

According to ITV, Cheat will air later in March.

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