LONDON – Anna Friel will star in The Psychopath Next Door, written by BAFTA award-winning Julie Rutterford (Ashes to Ashes, Shameless).
The hour-long drama will be made by ITV Studios, the U.K. commercial broadcaster's production arm, for BSkyB's Sky Living channel.
Billed as a creepy and intriguing drama, Friel (Pushing Daisies) will star as a female psychopath who moves into an ordinary suburban street of families.
The Psychopath Next Door will air in the fall in the U.K. as part of Sky Living’s new season of original British drama.
ITV Studios executive producer Kate Bartlett said: "This is our first commission for Sky Living and we’re thrilled that Anna Friel will be starring in the lead role as Eve, a glamorous psychopath whose magnetic personality hides her true nature."
Directed by Kieron J. Walsh (Jump, Vexed), The Psychopath Next Door is produced by Myar Craig-Brown (A Mother’s Son) and executive produced by Bartlett (Shetland) for ITV Studios.
It was commissioned by Anne Mensah, Sky’s head of drama.