Emily Watson to star in ITV thriller

Emily Watson to star in ITV thriller

Emily Watson is to star in a new ITV miniseries.
The 52-year-old actress will play Dr. Emma Robinson, a forensic psychiatrist assigned to work with Connie, a woman accused of a terrible crime who claims she can’t remember a thing, in ‘Too Close’.
The three-part series is written by Clara Salaman and based on a novel of the same name and producers are delighted to have secured Emily for the saga.
Production company Snowed-In Productions’ Head of drama, Ruth Kenley-Letts, said of the project: "Working with Clara Salaman on this adaption of her novel has been a joy. She is a bright new talent to screenwriting and it is a testament to her writing that Emily Watson, one of our finest and most accomplished actors, has signed up to play the part of ‘Emma’.
"Clara’s scripts are consistently gripping, with three compelling and brilliantly realised women at their heart. I can’t wait to work with Polly Hill and ITV to bring them to life."
ITV by Head of Drama Polly Hill added: "’Too Close’ is a brilliant script where you are never sure who has the power – the psychologist or her patient, or whether Connie is the monster she’s portrayed as.
"I’m delighted that Emily Watson is going to play Emma, who will be phenomenal and I’m looking forward to working with Ruth Kenley-Letts and the team at Snowed-In Productions to bring this fantastic adaptation to ITV."
A summary for the series explains how Emma – who is experienced with high security patients – is rattled when she is sent to assess Connie, only for the suspect to start exploiting her own insecurities.
While Emma does her best to understand both Connie and her complicated relationship with best friend Ness, her search for uncovering the truth and seeing justice done could lead to her being destroyed instead.