Normal People fans rejoice, Paul Mescal is back on our TV screen.
Written by Derry Girls’ creator Lisa McGee and Tobias Beer, the four-part drama is a compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal, the central character in The Deceived is student Ophelia (Emily Reid - Curfew), who falls in love with her timelessly attractive and charismatic, but married college lecturer, Dr Michael Callaghan played by Irish actor Emmet J Scanlan, (Krypton, Peaky Blinders, The Fall,) seeing in him all the answers to her needs.
When their affair results in a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind.
Catherine Walker (Shetland, Versailles) plays his wife Roisin, a successful, award-winning fiction writer; Eleanor Methven (Little Women) plays Roisin's devoted and sometimes overbearing mother Mary Mulvery; Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Derry Girls) is Michael's father Hugh fighting the oncoming tide of dementia; Shelley Conn (Liar) plays Roisin's best friend Ruth, intelligent and loyal, and Dempsey Bovell (Patrick Melrose) is Michael's confidante and biggest admirer, Matthew.
Maria told us all about it in her Telly news today.