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28th Aug 2019

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee’s new thriller is guaranteed to be your new TV obsession

Keeley Ryan

A definite must-watch.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has a new thriller on the way, and it is guaranteed to be your new TV obsession.

The Deceived, which she developed alongside her husband Tobias Beer, tells the story of a young Cambridge student who falls in love with her Irish lecturer.

She follows him to Donegal, where a tragic and suspicious death takes place, and she starts to doubt everything she knew about him and her own mind.

The series, which doesn’t have an exact release date just yet, will be shown on Virgin Media Television.

Speaking at the Virgin Media Television new season launch, Lisa explained the series had been a long time in the making – as they had started developing The Deceived soon after they got married.

“It’s been developing a long time – since not long after we were married, when we decided to write something about an affair,” McGee said.

“It’s very, very different from Derry Girls.

The screenwriter also spoke about the success of Derry Girls – and just why she thinks the series has resonated with people so much.

“I think it’s about finding things that are both specific and universal. I think people are always interested in a great story,” McGee added.

“There’s always been great Irish playwrights; Irish stories travel [so] well. We’re going to see more of that, hopefully.”

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