Cancel all plans because this is the new Netflix drama you're going to be obsessed with

Hannah Jones
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

Feeling like there's a binge-worthy, TV-thriller-shaped hole in your life? Same. Thankfully, we reckon Netflix's new drama Behind Her Eyes has our backs. The six-part psychological drama will be landing in 2021 and we are Ready. For It. Step this way for all the details…

What's Netflix's Behind Her Eyes about?

The show centres around Louise, a single mother who takes a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office and starts having an affair with her new boss, David (of course she does). Things take a darker turn when, separately, she also strikes up a friendship with David's wife, Adele. Anyone thinking that's likely to work out well?

The series is adapted by Netflix and the producers of The Crown, from Sarah Pinborough's best-selling 2017 novel. The book delivers multiple plot twists and a major WTF ending, so we're expecting the series to be lighting up our group chat in a big way.

Netflix says, "What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no one is what they seem."

Secrets? Suspense? Revelations? We are very much here for it.

Here's what else we know…

Who's in the Behind Her Eyes cast?

Louise is played by Simona Brown, who starred in Channel 4 cyber-drama Kiss Me First (currently available on Netflix, if you need to fill a gap while you wait for this one to arrive), plus the BBC's The Little Drummer Girl with Florence Pugh.

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Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images

Tom Bateman plays David. He's recently been seen giving good period drama in TV's Beecham House and Vanity Fair. In major power-couple news, he's been dating Star Wars' Daisy Ridley since 2017 – the pair met while they were filming the Poirot movie Murder On The Orient Express.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Rounding off the love triangle is Eve Hewson as Adele – she played Maid Marian in the 2018 movie Robin Hood, opposite old Rocket Man himself, Taron Egerton, and appeared in the BBC's Sunday-night drama The Luminaries earlier this year.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

When did Netflix announce Behind Her Eyes?

This one's been in the pipeline for a while – with Netflix first announcing details of the show in early 2019, and pictures emerging later last year following filming in London and Scotland. With release dates thrown up in the air thanks to the pandemic, it's no surprise we've had a bit of a wait, but we're pretty sure this one's going to be worth it.

When can we watch Behind Her Eyes?

There's still no official word on this (such a tease, Netflix) but novelist Sarah Pinborough said on Twitter that it's scheduled for the "first quarter" of 2021, and it "blew me away". We'll be blocking out a whole weekend.

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