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November 21, 2023 – Paramount+ in Canada today announced that its upcoming six-episode thriller THE WOMAN IN THE WALL will premiere on Friday, January 19. The series, starring and executive produced by BAFTA® and Golden Globe ® Award winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair, His Dark Materials) and co-starring BAFTA Award nominee Daryl McCormack (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Peaky Blinders).


Created and written by BAFTA Award-nominee Joe Murtagh (Calm With Horses), THE WOMAN IN THE WALL is a gothic detective story centering on Lorna Brady (Wilson), a woman from the small, fictional Irish town of Kilkinure who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she, herself, might be responsible for the apparent murder. That’s because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking ever since she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent, a (fictional) home to one of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries for women. There, Lorna gave birth to her daughter Agnes, who was cruelly taken from her and whose fate Lorna has never known.


Detective Colman Akande (McCormack) is now also on Lorna’s tail for a crime seemingly unrelated to the body she has discovered in her house. His scathing wit hides a quiet sadness, and when he meets Lorna, he finds himself forced to confront his own haunting secrets. As Colman searches for a murderer and Lorna searches for her daughter, their paths collide in ways they could never have anticipated. The series also stars Simon Delaney (The Conjuring 2), Philippa Dunne (The Nevers), Mark Huberman (Band of Brothers), Hilda Fay (Float Like a Butterfly), Frances Tomelty (The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard) and Dermot Crowley (Luther: The Fallen Sun).


THE WOMAN IN THE WALL is produced by Motive Pictures for SHOWTIME and The BBC. In addition, the series is executive produced by Sam Lavender (Saint Maud, The Lobster), Simon Maxwell (Get Millie Black, Deep State), Murtagh, Wilson and Harry Wootliff.

(Poster/Photo/Video credit: Paramount+CA)

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