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Channel 4, Starz partner on Eagle Eye psychological drama The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door cast members (L-R) Sam Heughan, Jessica De Gouw, Alfred Enoch and Eleanor Tomlinson

UK pubcaster Channel 4 and US premium cable network Starz have co-commissioned a six-part psychological drama from London-based prodco Eagle Eye Drama (Professor T).

The Couple Next Door, loosely adapted from the Dutch series New Neighbours, has already started filming in Leeds and Belgium, with Germany’s Beta Film handling worldwide distribution.

It will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK, Starz in the US and Canada, and on streamer Lionsgate+ in Latin America.

The thriller series is written by David Allison (Marcella, Bedlam) and directed by Dries Vos (Suspect, Professor T). Executive producers are Jo McGrath, Walter Iuzzolino and Alison Kee, with Jen Burnet serving as series producer.

It was commissioned by Channel 4 head of drama Caroline Hollick and commissioning editor Rebecca Holdsworth. Starz’s exec VP of programming Karen Bailey is overseeing the series for the US cablenet.

The project stars Scottish actor Sam Heughan, who also appears in two other Starz series, Outlander and Suspect; Eleanor Tomlinson (The Outlaws, Poldark); Jessica De Gouw (Pennyworth, Our Man from Jersey); and Alfred Enoch (Tigers, How To Get Away with Murder). The series explores the claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout from chasing your darkest desires.

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