A new thriller series set in Donegal and written by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee was unveiled ahead of the new season on Virgin Media TV.

The Deceived is going to be a dark departure from McGee’s comedy writing in the hit Channel4 series Derry Girls. She developed the show along with her husband, Tobias Beer.

Lisa McGee

The four-part drama centres on a young Cambridge student who has an affair with her Irish lecturer, a married man. But when she follows him back to Donegal, the affair has tragic consequences.

In a compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal, the student finds herself trapped in a world where she can no longer trust her own mind.

The suspenseful thriller will have some great characters in Donegal, including an Irish mammy, teased Lisa.

But no release date has been announced just yet for The Deceived. Viewers will have to wait until autumn and stay tuned for more.