‘Outlander’ and ‘Poldark’ duo’s new drama ‘The Couple Next Door’ reveals trailer

The first trailer has been unveiled for upcoming TV thriller The Couple Next Door!

Starz and Channel 4’s new psychological drama series stars two of our favourite actors, Eleanor Tomlinson and Sam Heughan.

The pair are best known for their period drama roles as Demelza Poldark in Poldark and as Jamie in Outlander respectively.

Coming to our screens soon, The Couple Next Door explores “the stultifying claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout of chasing your darkest desires.”

Marcella writer David Allison‘s six-part series also features Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter), Jessica De Gouw (Vienna Blood), and Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered) amongst its cast.

“When Evie and Pete move into an upscale neighbourhood, they find themselves in a world of curtain twitching and status anxiety,” the official synopsis reveals.

“But soon find friendship in the shape of the couple next door, alpha traffic cop Danny and his wife, glamorous yoga instructor Becka.

“As time goes on, these two couples get increasingly close to each other and one fateful night, become sexually entangled in a way that will change their lives forever…”

“Sam [Heughan] has truly found his home at Starz as he continues to shine on our slate,” said Starz’s President of Original Programming, Kathryn Busby, earlier this year.

“This marks our third series with the brilliant actor and we cannot wait to see the chemistry he and Eleanor will ignite together in this provocative series,” she added.

When’s the release date?

The Couple Next Door premieres this autumn in the UK on Channel 4.

Over in the US and Canada it’ll be on Starz, and the series will be streaming on Lionsgate+ in Latin America.

Watch the trailer here:

The 90-second preview certainly packs in plenty of dramatic rows, mysterious neighbourly behaviour, and brooding looks from Sam Heughan standing in the rain – what more could we ask for?!

Fans on YouTube are sold by the trailer, with one commenting: “Woah… ok I’m intrigued…excited for this one.”

“Oh my… monogamous relationships are out the window on this one!” noted another potential fan.

Sam Heughan will be back for more Outlander in 2024 when the second half of Season 7 lands next spring.

Eleanor Tomlinson’s recent World War II mini-series A Small Light is streaming on Disney+ now – and we’re still crossing our fingers for that sixth season of Poldark one day!

Outlander is available to watch on Starz.