HBO Max has cast Jessica Plummer (EastEnders) in The Girl Before, an upcoming psychological thriller limited series based on the novel of the same name by JP Delaney, which also has joins Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show) and David Oyelowo (Chaos Walking) on board.
The Girl Before follows “Jane (Mbatha-Raw), a traumatized woman who falls in love with an extraordinary minimalist house, which remains under the spell of the architect (Oyelowo) who originally designed it. But when she discovers that another damaged woman died in the same One Folgate Street property three years earlier, she starts to wonder if her own story is just a rerun of the girl before.”
Plummer will play Emma, who is described as “fun loving and confident, Emma is stuck working at an unfulfilling marketing job, and is less than satisfied with her partner. For her, One Folgate Street’s stone walls represent security, safety and renewal. But Emma is hiding a dark secret and, living in the pressure cooker that is One Folgate Street, the truth will out in the end.”
The Girl Before will run for four episodes with Delaney writing the series alongside Marissa Lestrade (Casualty). Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve) will direct while Rhonda Smith is producing. UK studio 42 and the BBC are producing.
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