‘Poldark’ star returns in tense new crime drama ‘The Suspect’ – watch the trailer!

ITV has announced the release date for new Aidan Turner’s new psychological thriller.

Launching later this month, The Suspect is based on the best selling novel by Michael Robotham.

The five-part mini-series has an impressive creative team behind it, coming from the executive producer of The Bletchley Circle and the director of hit BBC drama Vigil, while Prime Suspect writer Peter Berry has adapted Robotham’s book.

The Suspect began filming in London last autumn, with director James Strong describing the show as “a high-octane psychological thriller – full of brilliant twists and turns.”

Best known for his roles in Poldark, Being Human, and The Hobbit, Irish actor Aidan Turner leads the cast as top psychologist Dr. Joseph O’Loughlin.

He’s joined by Sian Clifford (Quiz), Shaun Parkes (Small Axe), Camilla Beeput (Save Me Too), Adam James (Doctor Foster), Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard), and Bobby Schofield (Time).

The Suspect premieres in the UK at 9pm on Monday 29th August on ITV.

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

Watch the trailer:

The official synopsis for the first episode reads: “Dr Joe O’Loughlin (Aidan Turner) is a psychologist with a successful private practice and a published book to his name. He also has a loving wife and a young daughter, but a recent life-changing medical diagnosis has thrown him off-balance, and Joe is feeling reckless.

“DI Vince Ruiz (Shaun Parkes) is jaded after years of solving the kind of crimes that don’t make the headlines. When a young woman is found murdered, the unusual manner of her death prompts Ruiz’s new partner, DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra), to suggest asking Joe for a professional opinion. They need to know what kind of person could commit a crime such as this.

“Joe is shocked by the sight of the young woman’s body – is he just shaken by the brutality of the killing, or is there something he’s not telling the police?”

A broadcaster for The Suspect in the US hasn’t yet been announced, but we’ll keep you updated.

Author Michael Robotham previously gave ITV’s adaptation of his novel the seal of approval, saying: “Aidan Turner is an inspired choice to play the lead character of Joe O’Loughlin. I could not be in safer hands.”

Also coming up, Aidan Turner’s new historical drama series about Leonardo da Vinci is returning for a second season later this year.

We’re still waiting hopefully for a sixth season of Poldark too!

Poldark is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.