New ITV thriller Paranoid explores murder in broad daylight
Where is the place one is least likely to be murdered?
The thought that springs to mind immediately is in the broad daylight, surrounded by large numbers of eyewitnesses. It would be even better if those eyewitnesses could be innocent and honest, like charity workers, or maybe mums and young children.
Paranoid, the gripping new thriller from ITV, examines a murder that takes place on that very premise – a place where one would usually feel safe and secure (although perhaps for not much longer).
Paranoid follows the investigation that ensues when a mother is brutally stabbed to death by a hooded person in the middle of a busy children’s playground.
It should be simple, think detectives Michael Niles (Neil Stuke), Nina Suresh (Indira Varma), Alec Wayfield (Dino Fetscher) and Bobby Day (Robert Glenister) – but they are wrong.
An international conspiracy thriller is about to commence that these detectives never wanted nor suspected.
Producer Tom Sherry said: “Paranoid lays bare the human and emotional story of a group of detectives hell-bent on capturing a killer, but there are unexpected twists and turns every step of the way.”
ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November added: “Paranoid is a taut, compelling eight part series with all the hallmarks of a classic psychological thriller. Bill [Gallagher, writer] has written some incredibly well-defined characters who embark on a terrifying murder investigation as it becomes evident from the outset that malevolent forces are at play.”
Watch the trailer here: