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Suspect Season Two Production Begins


Eagle Eye Drama has begun production on a second season of Suspect for BritBox International and Channel 4.

Anne-Marie Duff (Bad Sisters, The Salisbury Poisonings) returns as Dr. Susannah Newman, who begins a quest to track down a self-confessed serial killer after a mysterious new client, played by Dominic Cooper (Preacher, Mamma Mia!), admits under hypnosis that he is a murderer but manages to escape before police arrive.

In addition to Cooper, new cast members for the second season are Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Belgravia), Vinette Robinson (Boiling Point, The Lazarus Project), Eddie Marsan (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe; Ray Donovan), Celine Buckens (Showtrial, The Ex-Wife), Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, For Life) and Gina McKee (Bodyguard, Our Friends in the North).

The series, distributed internationally by Fremantle, will air its new season in 2024 on Channel 4 in the U.K. and BritBox International in the U.S. and Canada.

Suspect is adapted from the Danish original Forhøret (Face to Face), created by Christoffer Boe and produced by Miso Film, a Fremantle company. The U.K. version has been produced in association with Happy Duck Films and the Belgian Tax Shelter.

“I’m so pleased to be returning to Suspect to be able to dig deeper into the character of Dr. Susannah Newman,” Duff said. “Expect lots of twists, turns and revelations alongside more questions to be answered. I can’t wait for viewers to see what we’ve done with the second series.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Eagle Eye Drama again to be bringing back Suspect for a second series,” commented Ben Wadey, drama commissioning executive for Channel 4. “With Anne-Marie Duff returning as Dr. Susannah Newman, plus a truly spectacular ensemble cast that includes Dominic Cooper, Tamsin Greig and Eddie Marsan, Channel 4 viewers are truly in for a ride when this hits our screens.”

Jo McGrath, executive producer for Eagle Eye Drama, added, “Suspect season two kicks off with a chilling opening episode, this time with the outstanding Anne-Marie Duff in the title role, joined by a cast of stellar actors and the series will build to a terrifying climax. Director Carolina Giammetta has assembled a phenomenal crew, and I know she will deliver an utterly compelling series.”

“I am absolutely delighted that such a stellar ensemble cast is joining the incredible Anne-Marie Duff to tell the next chapter of Suspect season two,” said Reemah Sakaan, CEO of BritBox International and executive producer. “Joy Wilkinson and David Allison have delivered brilliant scripts, and I know our BritBox International viewers in the U.S. will be gripped from start to end.”

Jill Kellie, VP of acquisitions at Fremantle, said, “We’re thrilled to once again be partnering with Channel 4 and BritBox to bring the second season of this dynamic investigative series to audiences in the U.K. and the U.S. With an incredible new cast led by the BAFTA-winning Anne-Marie Duff, the new season of Suspect promises more nail-biting drama in this rollercoaster of a series.”

About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.


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