Ian McElhinney attended the Channel 5 Upfront Event last night, celebrating the channel’s upcoming year. Their schedule will include new contemporary psychological thriller THE DECEIVED, in which Ian plays ‘Hugh’.
The Deceived will tell a “compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal”, set in both Cambridge in England and Co Donegal.
The central character is English student Ophelia (Emily Reid), who falls in love with her married lecturer, seeing in him all the answers to her needs.
When their affair results in a shocking and tragic death, Ophelia finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind.
The thriller stars Peaky Blinders actor Emmett J Scanlan as the timelessly attractive and charismatic English lecturer Dr Michael Callaghan. Ian will play his father, who is fighting the oncoming tide of dementia.
Penned by Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee, filming is currently ongoing in Belfast.