Airdate: The Girl Before

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in a psychological thriller set in a minimalist house designed by a controlling architect.

Four-part HBO series, The Girl Before, based on a book by JP Delaney, will premiere on Binge next month.

The Girl Before tells the story of Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect (David Oyelowo). 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 (Jessica Plummer), 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…

The psychological thriller stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show, Misbehaviour) and Golden Globe®, BAFTA, and Emmy®-nominated actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Les Misérables). In addition to Mbatha-Raw and Oyelowo, the series will star Jessica Plummer (How To Talk To Girls At Parties), Ben Hardy (EastEnders), Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones), Jimmy Walker (Save Me), Ian Conningham (Manhunt), Francesca Knight (The Outlaws), Ben Addis (The Eichmann Show), Jason Thorpe (Curfew), Antonia Clarke (Lightfields), Dan Li (Vigil), David Mumeni (Stath Lets Flats), Katy Carmichael (Safe) and Lucy Russell (The Letter for the King). Emmy nominated Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve, Servant, Blue My Mind) will direct.

Created, written and executive produced by JP Delaney, The Girl Before is adapted from Delaney’s own best-selling novel of the same title. Additional executive producers include Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh for 42, Ben Irving for the BBC, and Lisa Brühlmann. Rhonda Smith will produce and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an associate producer. Marissa Lestrade (White Stork, Deep State 2) will co-write episodes of the series. ITV Studios is the international distributor and brokered the co-commission deal with HBO Max.

Thursday 10 February on Binge.

One Response

  1. I’ve read the book and watched this. It’s very good. It’s actually better than the book, fleshing out the characters and themes more fully, while still sticking fairly close to the book.

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