For Her Sins start date and cast revealed for new Channel 5 drama

For Her Sins Channel 5 TV schedule

Jo Joyner and Rachel Shenton star in a brand new drama For Her Sins on Channel 5.

The four-part primetime psychological thriller is about a woman who, on the surface, has it all. But with the pressures of modern life and a new friend secretly determined to create chaos, her world is set spiralling.

Jo Joyner (Ackley Bridge) plays Laura, a woman who has the perfect family on paper – a loving husband and two beautiful children. But like any family there are cracks in their perfect veneer. Cracks that Emily, played by Rachel Shenton (All Creatures Great and Small), a charismatic stranger is hell bent on exploiting.

Emily and Laura chat in a bar while drinking.

A teaser continues: “We see Laura led down an increasingly dangerous path as Emily nurtures Laura’s neuroses about her ability as a mother, fuels tensions in her marriage and reignites an old flame from Laura’s past.

“But Laura is hiding something too… and these two women are bound by a shared secret, one they have both tried to keep buried. But nothing stays a secret forever.”

For Her Sins will start on Channel 5 on Monday, 5 June at 9PM and continues nightly throughout the week to Thursday, 8 June.

Also on the cast are Ansu Kabia, Duncan Pow, Gerard Miller, Isla Jackson-Ritchie, Erica Muscat, Jade-Marie Joseph and Sean James Sutton.

Produced by Gaumont, the series is written and created by Jo Rogers (The Colony) and directed by Adrian McDowall (The Last Czars, Willow). The show was originally called Under Her Skin.

Alison Jackson, Executive Producer at Gaumont, said: “We are thrilled to bring this contemporary, provocative story to life in our first project with Channel 5. Jo Joyner and Rachel Shenton are a hugely dynamic duo and we can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life.”

Jo Joyner commented: “I’m really looking forward to working on this gripping thriller for Channel 5. It is really great to be working with Gaumont, an almost exclusively female team and I feel this is reflected in the brilliant scripts.

“There is such a contradiction with the character of Laura, so focused and organised in her work life and yet chaotic and insecure with her home life. I feel it really resonates. I am so looking forward to working with Rachel Shenton and for us to bring these 2 flawed women to the screen.”

Rachel Shenton added: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of Under her Skin. Jo Rogers has created such a dark and compelling story that has two women at its centre, I loved it and couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to bring Emily to life – She’s wild.”

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