Channel 5’s latest original drama proved a huge hit last night.

The series, which stars Emmett J Scanlan and Paul Mescal had the biggest drama launch for the channel since 2017 and is Channel 5’s third most watched show of 2020 so far, after bringing in more than 2 million viewers.

The thriller is described as; “a compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal, the central character in The Deceived 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 Deceived’ continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 5. Watch on demand via My5.