‘All Creatures Great and Small’ star joins new TV thriller ‘Under Her Skin’

Rachel Shenton has joined the cast of an upcoming psychological thriller for Channel 5.

The 36-year-old English actress is best known for playing Helen Alderson in All Creatures Great and Small since 2020.

Watch the Season 3 trailer here:

It was announced this week that Shenton has begun shooting a brand new primetime drama in Malta.

Under Her Skin tells the story of a woman who “on the surface, has it all – but with the pressures of modern life and a new friend secretly determined to create chaos, her world is set spiralling.”

Shenton will be joined in the four-part TV series by former EastEnders and Ackley Bridge star Jo Joyner.

You’ll probably recognise her from her role as Luella Shakespeare in the BBC’s Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators.

The official synopsis reads: “Jo Joyner is confirmed to play Laura, a woman who has the perfect family on paper – a loving husband and two beautiful children.

“But like any family there are cracks in their perfect veneer. Cracks that Emily, played by Rachel Shenton, a charismatic stranger is hell bent on exploiting.

“We see Laura led down an increasingly dangerous path as Emily nurtures Laura’s neuroses about her ability as a mother, fuels tensions in her marriage and reignites an old flame from Laura’s past.

“But Laura is hiding something too… and these two women are bound by a shared secret, one they have both tried to keep buried. But nothing stays a secret forever.”

This certainly has us intrigued already!

All Creatures star Rachel Shenton commented: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of Under her Skin. [Writer] Jo Rogers has created such a dark and compelling story that has two women at its centre, I loved it and couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to bring Emily to life – She’s wild.”

Jo Joyner added: “There is such a contradiction with the character of Laura, so focused and organised in her work life and yet chaotic and insecure with her home life. I feel it really resonates.

“I am so looking forward to working with Rachel Shenton and for us to bring these two flawed women to the screen.”

Following the recent third season of All Creatures Great and Small, Rachel Shenton returns to our screens later this month in a brand new festive episode.

Watch the Christmas special trailer here:

She’ll then start filming Season 4 of the hit period drama in Yorkshire in the spring.

Under Her Skin will premiere in the UK on Channel 5 in 2023.

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.