Gugu Mbatha-Raw Directs BBC Thriller Miniseries

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The BBC has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller titled The girl before, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo. The limited series will debut in the UK on December 19 on BBC One. Meanwhile, no release date is currently set for its US release which will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The girl before The trailer, which you can check out below, features a woman who seizes the opportunity to live in a beautiful and mysterious house. However, she will soon find out that all is not what they appear to be as she learns more about the woman who occupied the house before her.

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The girl before is based on JP Delaney’s bestselling 2016 novel, which has already sold over a million copies. The adaptation is a four-part psychological thriller to be directed by Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black mirror, Loki) and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo. Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jessica Plummer (EastEnders).

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“The series tells the story of Jane, who is lucky enough to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect,” the synopsis read. “There’s just one catch: occupants must abide by its list of stringent rules. Jane begins to feel the house change her in unexpected ways, but when she makes the shocking discovery of her predecessor, Emma, ​​she is forced to face some unsettling similarities. As the timelines of the two women intertwine, Jane begins to wonder if her fate will be the same as that of the girl before… ”

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The girl before is created, written and produced by JP Delaney, with Emmy-nominated director Lisa Brühlmann directing and Marissa Lestrade co-writing episodes of the miniseries. Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh for 42, Ben Irving for the BBC and Lisa Brühlman are the executive producers, with Mbatha-Raw and Rhonda Smith as producers.


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