Paul Mescal stars in a new thriller by Derry Girls‘ writer Lisa McGee

Paul Mescal returns to our screens in The Deceived, a new thriller.

Written by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee and her husband Tobias Beer, the show was filmed in Belfast.

It is a compelling and sinister story of manipulation. The four part series tells the story of Ophelia, a student who falls for her charismatic college lecturer, Dr Michael Callaghan. He is married, but when his wife dies in mysterious circumstances, Ophelia starts to question her own sanity.

Mescal plays builder Sean McKeough, who Ophelia confides in after she believes Callaghan’s wife Roisin may actually be alive, despite supposedly dying in a house fire.

The show will be on Channel 5 soon.