Anna Friel to Star in U.K. Drama 'The Psychopath Next Door'

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The show will be written by BAFTA winner Julie Rutterford, for a fall release on BSkyB's Sky Living channel.

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.

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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.