By Laura Harman
Our House is the latest thriller to be commissioned by ITV and by the looks of the cast, it's going to be our next TV obsession.
Anyone eagerly anticipating Line of Duty season 7 is in for a treat as the new show stars non-other than Martin Compston who played Steve Arnott throughout Line Of Duty.
Our House will be a four-part drama with Martin starring as Bram alongside Tuppence Middleton as Fiona in a storyline that promises to leave fans wanting more.
Is Our House based on a book?
Our House is based on the book of the same name by Louise Candlish.
The book was released in April 2018 and had huge success as a Sunday Times bestseller. It also won Book of the Year—Crime and Thriller, at the British Book Awards in 2019.
Waterstones also nominated the novel as their thriller of the month. Waterstone's said of the novel, "With a premise so deliciously sleek, you wonder how it hasn’t been arrived at before, Our House is a twisting odyssey of suburban betrayal."
What’s the plot of Our House?
Our House focuses on the lives of estranged couple Fi and Bram. One day, Fi returns to her home to find that strangers have moved into her home.
Quickly events begin to spiral and when she is unable to get into contact with her husband (played by Compston) she quickly realized that he has disappeared too.
Through a series of flashbacks that reflect on the couple's tumultuous relationship, we learn more about the secrets and lies that have been taking place within this home.
ITV promises that the series will culminate in a "nail-biting finale" that "unravels unexpected secrets and shocking revelations."
Who is in the cast of Our House?
Line of Duty's Martin Compston spoke about his lead role as Bram in the new series, “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the cast of ITV’s Our House in the role of Bram."
He continued to say, "The scripts are genuinely thrilling, packed with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I’m excited to bring them to the screen”
Also cast in this series is Tuppence Middleton who is best known for her work in Downton Abbey, Shadowplay, and War and Peace. Tuppence will be playing the lead character Fi, Bram's estranged wife.
"What struck me about Our House is its immense relatability; it’s a story where you catch a glimpse of yourself in the characters, and you get the chilling realisation that what happens to Fi could happen to anyone," said Tuppence about the show.
"What a fantastic opportunity to work alongside ITV and the team at Red Planet Pictures to adapt this artfully plotted novel,” she said.
Other actors who have been confirmed for this adaptation are Rupert Penry-Jones (The Drowning, Whitechapel, The Last Weekend) who will play Toby, Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You,) as Merle, Fi’s best friend and neighbour, and Buket Komur (Honour) who will play the mysterious character Wendy.
When is the release date for Our House?
ITV has yet to disclose the release date for this gripping drama.
However, they have revealed that production has just begun, so we can likely expect the series to be released in 2022.
Laura is a news writer for woman&home who primarily covers entertainment and celebrity news. Laura dabbles in lifestyle, royal, beauty and fashion news, and her favourite stories to cover as anything and everything to do with television and film. She is also passionate about feminism and equality and loves writing about gender issues and feminist literature.
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