The BBC's new thriller The Girl Before looks so gripping

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Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max
Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max

If there's one thing we're interested in, it's thrillers. Especially those adapted from books, they just hit different, right? Which is why we're so excited about the BBC's upcoming psychological drama The Girl Before, a TV adaptation of the best-selling novel by JP Delaney. And if you weren't already sold the project will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw aka Black Mirror's "San Junipero" icon. Here's everything we know about The Girl Before.

What's the The Girl Before about?

According to the official synopsis, "The Girl Before tells the story of Jane, who gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There’s just one catch: the occupants must abide by his list of exacting rules. Jane starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways, but when she makes the shocking discovery about her predecessor, Emma, she’s forced to confront unnerving similarities. As the two women’s timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before…"

Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max
Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max

Who's been cast in The Girl Before?

The four-part series has a major cast starring alongside Mbatha-Raw. David Oyelowo (Selma) stars as eerie architect Edward, with Jessica Plummer (Eastenders) cast to play Emma. Remember how we all fell in love with Jessica on last year's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here?

Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max
Photo credit: 42/BBC/HBO Max

The series also stars Bohemian Rhapsody's Ben Hardy, Outlander's Ian Conningham and Francesca Knight (Their Finest).

When is The Girl Before being released?

We don't know for sure when the four-part series will be released on BBC One but we do know it's "coming soon," which is definitely promising.

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