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New images have been released of a new crime thriller starring James Nesbitt and Outlander star Sam Heughan.
Suspect will air on Channel 4 with Richard E Grant, Anne-Marie Duff, Joely Richardson, Ben Miller, Nimah Algar, Sacha Dhawan and Antonia Thomas completing the stellar cast line-up.
Scot Heughan will star as Ryan in the series which sees Nesbitt play veteran detective Danny Frater. He turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body, but gets a devastating shock; the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina (played by Imogen King).
Danny is traumatized by the news that according to the post-mortem report, she’s taken her own life. Danny and Christina had a complicated father-daughter relationship in recent years, but he refuses to accept that she would have ended her own life. He sets out on a mission for the truth, retracing her last days and hours, in an agonising crusade to discover what really happened to his only child.
Heughan, 42, was propelled into the spotlight for his role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. He is a graduate of Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama now known as the Scottish Conservatoire of Scotland.
Nesbitt said: “The calibre of the actors is amazing and they came so prepared. They were also incredibly supportive and protective of me, I think instinctively because they knew I was taking on a fairly big responsibility. It was a beautifully collaborative experience.”
He added: “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 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.”
The eight-part series is coming soon to Channel 4 and All 4.