James Nesbitt stars in new crime drama Suspect on Channel 4
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Channel 4 announces new crime drama Suspect starring James Nesbitt and an amazing cast

Wow, look at this cast!

Channel 4 has announced a new crime drama called Suspect starring James Nesbitt.

Not only does the 56-year-old Bloodlands star take the starring role, it boasts a stellar supporting cast.

So what is Suspect all about and who else is in it?

James Nesbitt takes the leading role in new crime drama Suspect
James takes the lead role in Suspect (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What is new Channel 4 crime drama Suspect about?

Channel 4 says that the story goes something like this…

Veteran detective, Danny Frater (Nesbitt) goes to a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body.

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However, the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina, who has seemingly taken her own life.

Danny refuses to accept she killed herself and sets out on a mission to find out what really happened to his only daughter.

Through a series of intense exchanges with those closest to Christina – her partner, friends, members of the family and his ex-wife – he starts to put pieces of the puzzle together.

Anne-Marie Duff stars in new crime drama Suspect
Anne-Marie also stars in Suspect (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Who else is in new crime drama Suspect on Channel 4?

Alongside James, there’s a stellar cast to look forward to.

Niamh Algar – who we last saw in another Channel 4 crime series, Deceit – plays Christina’s partner, Nicola.

Antonio Thomas plays her best friend, while former Doctor Who star Sacha Dhawan appears as her business partner.

Look out also for legend Richard E Grant, and Ann-Marie Duff as Danny’s ex-wife.

The cast also includes Joely Richardson and Ben Miller.

We told it was stellar!

Richard E Grant stars in new crime drama Suspect
Richard is a familiar face (Credit: SplashNews.com)

When is Suspect on?

About the show, James said: “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.

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“I really can’t wait to lock horns with my fellow cast members and to lead this incredible array of acting talent.”

Channel 4 says that the series will be filmed this autumn, so look out for this in 2022.

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