Jill Halfpenny will star in the TV adaptation of bestselling thriller, The Holiday

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Photo credit: Rachell Smith
Photo credit: Rachell Smith

Bestselling book The Holiday by T.M. Morgan has been adapted into a TV thriller series of the same name.

The new show will star Jilly Halfpenny as the lead, Kate, alongside Owen McDonnell as her husband, Sean (you'll recognise him as Killing Eve’s Niko Polanski).

The plot follows Kate while she is on holiday in the Mediterranean with her family and her best friends.

While there, Kate discovers her husband is having an affair with one of the friends on her trip, but as Kate tries to investigate the truth, it appears someone may be prepared to kill to keep their secret.

On starring in the series, Jill Halfpenny said in a release, “portraying Kate’s dream holiday turn into a nightmare was great fun and hopefully the fans of the book, and those who have yet to discover it, will enjoy the rollercoaster journey we take you on with this gripping thriller.”

“T.M. Logan’s novel, The Holiday, was such a joy to bring to life and filming with such a talented cast was just fantastic!” she added.

The drama also stars Lara McDonnell and Aidan McCann as Kate and Sean’s two children while Midsommar’s Liv Mjones plays one of the best friends, Jenny.

The thriller is currently in production and was adapted by Micheal Crompton, the man behind the likes of Silent Witness and Safe House.

The series is a Channel 5 production and will air later this year in four parts, at 60 minutes an episode.

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