If psychological thrillers are your thing, then the BBC’s latest offering may be perfect for you.
Chloe is a six-part original drama about a woman’s obsession with her estranged friend.
It begins on Sunday night (February 6) at 9pm on BBC One with the second episode airing the following night on Monday at the same time.
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Subsequent episodes will air at the same time every Sunday and Monday for the next two weeks.
But if you’re more of a binge-watching type of person, all episodes will be immediately available on iPlayer.
The BBC’s synopsis for Chloe reads: “Still living with her mother and working as a temp, Becky compares herself to perfect Instagram lives, compulsively returning to one account: Chloe’s.
“Becky obsessively watches her seemingly flawless life through social media. But when Chloe dies suddenly, Becky’s need to figure out how and why leads her to assume a new identity and engineer a ‘chance’ encounter with Chloe’s best friend. Chloe, Livia, and infiltrate Chloe’s house. Close-knit group of friends.”
Keep going; “Through her alter ego Sasha de ella, Becky becomes a powerful and transgressive heroine; a popular and well-connected ‘someone’ with a life and loves that are far more exciting and addictive than the ‘nobody’ she is. Becky.
“However, the simulation soon obscures and confuses reality, and Becky risks losing herself completely in the game she’s playing.”
Leading the cast as the social media-obsessed Becky Green is Erin Doherty.
Viewers are likely to recognize the actress from playing a young Princess Anne in the third and fourth seasons of Netflix’s hit drama The Crown.
However, her first television appearance was in an episode of the BBC’s Call the Midwife in 2016 before landing a role in the 2018 BBC mini-series Les Misérables.
Also appearing in the series is Billy Howle, who plays Elliot, who was married to Chloe.
Billy was last seen in BBC One’s real-life drama The Serpent as Herman Knippenberg.
But those who tune in to see Chloe may also recognize the 32-year-old from his roles in
E4 drama Glue, as James Warwick, and on BritBox’s The Beast Must Die as Nigel Strangeways.
Playing Chloe is Poppy Gilbert, who recently played Barbie on Netflix’s Stay Close.
Meanwhile, Gangs of London star Pippa Bennett-Warner plays Livia, one of Chloe’s closest friends, and Jack Farthing, who previously starred in Poldark, The ABC Murders and The Riot Club, plays Richard.
The cast also includes Akshay Khanna as AnishLisa Palfrey as Pam, Estella Daniels as Christine, Eloise Thomas as a young Becky, and Jack Christou as Teenage Elliot.
Chloe was filmed in the city of Bristol, as well as its surroundings.
The BBC also reports that Ston Easton Country Park, Brean Down, Pill, Uphill and Abbots Leigh in Somerset, as well as the Wiltshire town of Corsham, were also used by the production.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.