The first trailer has arrived for ITV and Netflix’s Paranoid.
The eight-part conspiracy drama, which the streaming service recently signed on to co-produce, tells the story of a female GP who is murdered in a rural children’s playground with an abundance of eyewitnesses. A group of detectives embark on what seems to be a straightforward murder investigation, but as they delve deeper into the case they are quickly drawn into the twists and turns of an ever-darkening mystery, which takes them unexpectedly across Europe.
The drama is written by Bill Gallagher, whose previous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford, and stars Neil Stuke, Indira Varma, newcomer Dino Fetscher and Robert Glenister.
Netflix joins ITV thriller Paranoid as co-producer
5th August 2016
Netflix has signed up as a co-producer of ITV’s new thriller, Paranoid.
The show, which was commissioned earlier this year, is produced by Red Production Company and stars Indira Varma, Robert Glenister, Neil Stuke, Lesley Sharp and Kevin Doyle.
The eight-part conspiracy drama tells the story of a female GP who is murdered in a rural children’s playground with an abundance of eyewitnesses. A group of detectives embark on what seems to be a straightforward murder investigation, but as they delve deeper into the case they are quickly drawn into the twists and turns of an ever-darkening mystery, which takes them unexpectedly across Europe.
The drama is written by Bill Gallagher, whose previous credits include The Paradise, Conviction, Love Life and Lark Rise to Candleford.
Set in Cheshire in the small fictional town of Marshwell, detectives Michael Niles (Neil Stuke), Nina Suresh (Indira Varma), Alec Wayfield (newcomer Dino Fetscher) and Bobby Day (Robert Glenister) begin to piece together what happened on the fateful morning Doctor Angela Benton took her son Luke to the playground.
Watching Luke play alongside other Mums and their toddlers, Angela is set upon and brutally stabbed by a man in a hoody whose face is covered from view. His jerking head movements and disturbingly weird sounds became apparent moments before the attack, and eyewitness and local Garden Centre owner Lucy Cannonbury (Lesley Sharp) is keen to help the detectives. With Lucy’s version of events instantly ringing alarm bells with dedicated, compassionate cop Nina Suresh, fellow seasoned detective Bobby Day is more willing to accept Lucy’s account of Angela’s tragic murder.
As the investigation unfolds, Bobby is convinced someone is watching them when he catches sight of shadowy figures. Bobby and his colleagues also begin to receive mysteriously worded notes from the “Ghost Detective”, helping them with insightful details about the case.
Paranoid is produced by Tom Sherry (Scott & Bailey) and executive produced by founder and director of Red Production Company Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley) and Gallagher. Mark Tonderai (The Five) is directing the series.
“He’s created a conspiracy thriller the audience won’t be able to look away from. It’s edgy, suspenseful and hugely ambitious,” says Shindler.
Sherry adds: “Paranoid lays bare the human and emotional story of a group of detectives hell-bent on capturing a killer, but there are unexpected twists and turns every step of the way.”
The began filming in Cheshire and surrounding areas and Cologne and Dusseldorf in Germany in March 2016.
Now, Studiocanal, which is handling worldwide sales, has negotiated a partnership with Netflix, reports Deadline, which will stream the show worldwide later this year, following its broadcast on ITV in the UK.