Is Suspect based on a true story? | The Sun

GET ready to say goodbye to your Sunday nights with new James Nesbitt crime drama, Suspect.

The series focuses on a suspicious death, and may have some viewers question whether it is based on a true story or not.

Is Suspect based on a true story?

Suspect is an eight-part series from Eagle Eye Drama and is not based on true events.

The story is entirely fictional and has been written for TV.

Suspect starts at 9pm on Sunday (June 19, 2022) on Channel 4.

You’ll also be able to watch the entire series online on All 4.

Who wrote Suspect and is it based on a book?

Suspect is an adaptation of the original Danish series Forhøret by Christoffer Boe and Miso Film, and is not based on a book.

The show follows veteran detective, Danny Frater (James Nesbitt), who turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body, but gets a devastating shock when the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina.

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Danny is traumatised by the news that according to the post-mortem report, she’s taken her own life.

They had a complicated father-daughter relationship in recent years, but he refuses to accept that she would have ended her own life.

He sets out on a mission for the truth, retracing her last days and hours, in an agonising crusade to discover what really happened to his only child.

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Who is in the cast of Suspect?

The drama’s cast features James Nesbitt as Danny, Joely Richardson as pathologist Jackie and Anne-Marie Duff as Danny’s ex-wife Susannah.

They are joined by Richard E. Grant and Ben Miller.

Each episode will be a two-hander between Danny and another character.

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James Nesbitt told Channel 4: “I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script.

“Each episode of Suspect is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter’s untimely death.”

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