‘The Inheritance’ trailer: ‘Downton’ stars reunite in new TV thriller

Channel 5 has announced the premiere date for The Inheritance!

Created by Doc Martin writer Aschlin Ditta, the four-part thriller reunites Robert James-Collier and Samantha Bond from Downton Abbey.

The pair played Thomas Barrow and Lady Rosamund Painswick in all six seasons of ITV’s hit period drama.

Watch the trailer here:

Other familiar faces in the cast include Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse), Gaynor Faye (The Syndicate), Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger), Larry Lamb (New Tricks), and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted).

The Inheritance follows the story of three siblings who are left reeling after the unexpected death of their father.

When it turns out they are not left anything in the will, they embark on a dangerous journey to figure out whether his death was truly a tragic accident, or whether it was in fact murder. So, a family who look harmonious and loving start to show the cracks borne of years of secrets and jealousy.

Secrets are exploded, relationships ripped apart, and lives lost as the siblings try desperately to claw back their inheritance and make sense of what is happening around them… asking the question, is blood really thicker than water?

When’s the release date?

The Inheritance begins in the UK at 9pm on Monday 4 September on Channel 5.

The four episodes will air weekly on Monday nights through September.

Here’s a clip from the first ep:

We don’t have any details on a broadcaster in the US just yet, but we expect it’ll end up streaming on Acorn TV or BritBox.

Next up for Samantha Bond is a leading role in The Marlow Murder Club.

The upcoming PBS crime drama sees Death in Paradise creator Robert Thorogood adapt his 2021 novel.

The complete Downton Abbey box set is available on DVD on Amazon.