Paramount+ UK & Ireland has commissioned Clapperboard and BlackBox Multimedia to produce four-part drama The Serial Killer’s Wife, with Annabel Scholey, Jack Farthing and Luke Treadaway cast in the lead roles.

The same production companies are behind Paramount drama The Ex Wife.

The show is currently filming on location around Folkestone, Kent.

Set in a family home nestled in an idyllic English town, Beth Fairchild (Annabel Scholey: The Split, The Sixth Commandment) has prepared a surprise birthday party for her husband Tom (Jack Farthing: Rain Dogs, Spencer, The Lost Daughter). With most of the village present as Tom is the beloved local doctor, Beth’s world is turned upside down when the party is interrupted by the police and Tom is arrested for the murder of his former assistant.

Beth believes her husband has been wrongly accused but she soon makes some shocking discoveries that cast doubt on his innocence. As she confides her worries to Adam (Luke Treadaway: A Street Cat Named Bob, Ordeal By Innocence), Tom’s best friend from childhood, further developments see Beth begin to realise not everything in her supposedly idyllic life is as it seems.

Andy Morgan and Mike Benson (Clapperboard) serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Chiara Cardoso and Giuliano Papadia (BlackBox Multimedia). Laura Way is the director with Jonathan Phillips serving as the producer.

The Serial Killer’s Wife was commissioned by Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Channel 5 & Paramount+ UK & Ireland and Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Chief Content Officer, UK, Paramount UK & Ireland.

Clapperboard’s Mike Benson said: “Serial Killers are obviously a well mined area in both drama and documentary – but we were drawn to the unique POV of Alice’s novel which felt fresh and enticing. We have a hugely talented cast and crew and are delighted to be working again with our partners in crime(thrillers) Blackbox and of course appreciative to P+ for backing us.”

Giuliano Papadia, Producer and CEO of BlackBox Multimedia said: “We are so happy to be working once again with our partners at Clapperboard on this thrilling new show. The talent both in front and behind the camera is incredible, together with Paramount+ UK & Ireland we’re confident it will be a knock-out show.”

The Serial Killer’s Wife joins the expanding slate of uk originals for paramount+ UK & Ireland, which includes A Gentleman in Moscow, The Ex-Wife, The Flatshare, Sexy Beast, No Escape, The Killing Kind, The Burning Girls and The Castaways.

The serial killer’s wife will be available exclusively on Paramount+ UK & Ireland later this year.

Pippa Considine

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