Normal People's Paul Mescal is set to star in new Channel 5 drama The Deceived.
The four-part drama, written by Lisa McGee, tells a story of betrayal, lust and lies.
It follows Ophelia (Emily Reid) a student who embarks on a dangerous affair with her professor Dr Michael Callaghan (Emmett J. Scanlan).
Things take a turn for the worse when Callaghan’s wife, Roisin (Catherine Walker), is killed in a house fire, but Ophelia starts to doubt if she really is dead and that she actually may still be alive.
Desperate to discover the truth, Ophelia confides in her friend Sean McKeough (Paul Mescal), a local builder, and together they start to piece together the clues about what really happened.
Matters are made even more complicated by Ophelia potentially being pregnant with Callaghan’s child and the mystery slowly chipping away at her sanity.
The Deceived will air on Channel 5 later this year.
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) July 11, 2020