ITV’s Psychological Thriller ‘The Cheat’ Will Be Your Next TV Obsession

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, TV
Published 11.03.19
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ITV isn’t normally a channel I’d tune in to.

Their Champions League coverage with Clive Tyldesley in the commentary box was, of course, legendary, but ever since BT picked up the rights to that ITV’s basically just been Coronation Street hasn’t it?

Oh, and The Chase. That’s good.

However, in a move set to rival Netflix’s biggest and brightest dramas, the channel is bringing us The Cheat, a gripping four-part series shown over four consecutive days starting from tonight.

Buckle up!

The show follows Leah (Katherine Kelly), a university professor and her student Rose (Molly Windsor), and their “dangerous relationship.” “What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.”

Oohoho, interesting.

Check it out below:

To be honest, it kind of reminds me of Killing Eve, as each woman in here becomes entirely consumed with the other in a bid to bring them down.

They’re relationship looks bloody, destructive and built on a foundation of seeking revenge. Which I guarantee will make for a brilliant watch.

Director Louise Hooper said that it was important to make sure the plot was “cat and cat” rather than “cat and mouse”, with both women underestimating and trying to outdo each other as the series unfolds.

“It’s two amazing actresses with amazing parts and we wanted to pit them against each other so it’s like two boxers in a ring, Hooper said at a screening in London.

Coronation Street and Happy Valley star Katherine Kelly leads the series as Leah, while Three Girls star Molly Windsor plays Rose. Mr Selfridge actor Tom Goodman-Hill is also in the cast as Leah’s husband, while Unforgotten actress Lorraine Ashbourne and Spooks star Peter First play her parents, Angela and Michael.

The Cheat will air every evening from Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March at 9pm on ITV.

Get the popcorn ready, peeps!

Images via ITV