Behind Her Eyes release date: Latest news on the new Netflix drama

The streaming giant's adaptation of Sarah Pinborough's novel features an all-star cast, including The Night Manager’s Simona Brown and Vanity Fair’s Tom Bateman.

Behind Her Eyes

There can be no doubting that Netflix has become something of a master when it comes to the binge-worthy thriller genre, and the new miniseries Behind Her Eyes looks set to be the latest show in that mould.

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Based on Sarah Pinborough’s page-turner of the same name, the series boasts a star-studded cast of familiar faces from British telly, with The Night Manager’s Simona Brown, Vanity Fair’s Tom Bateman and Eve Hewson all playing key roles.

And it looks like this series will be one to keep you guessing right until the very end, with Tom Bateman having teased Behind Her Eyes’ twisty nature by telling RadioTimes.com, “Right up to the last minute you don’t know what’s going on.”

Read on for everything you need to know about the series – or learn more about the Behind Her Eyes soundtrack and where Behind Her Eyes is filmed.

When is Behind Her Eyes on Netflix?

It’s now been confirmed that the six-episode series will land on the streamer on Wednesday 17th February 2021.

What is Behind Her Eyes about?

Adapted by Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot and Angela LaManna, the six-part thriller series will be directed by Erik Richter Strand (Occupied) and shot in London and Scotland.

The series follows single mother Louise (Brown) who has an affair with psychiatrist boss David (Bateman), before unexpectedly becoming friends with his wife Adele (Hewson).

However, Netflix has revealed that, unsurprisingly, Louise “finds herself caught in a web of secrets and lies where nothing is what it seems”…

One thing is for sure, viewers can expect some big surprises – star Tom Bateman told us that “I think you would have to be a strange person to not be shocked by these twists” – and the Behind Her Eyes ending is pretty out there.

Who stars in Behind Her Eyes?

Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson in Behind her Eyes (Netflix)

Eve Hewson, who previously starred in 2018’s Robin Hood as Maid Marian and Steven Soderbergh’s US drama series The Knick, will play wronged wife Adele in the Behind Her Eyes cast.

Vanity Fair’s Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Beecham House) plays psychiatrist David, who’s married to Adele and who embarks on an extramarital affair with his colleague Louise, played by The Night Manager’s Simona Brown (who you might also recognise from The Little Drummer Girl and Grantchester).

There are also appearances from Game of Thrones star Robert Aramayo and child star Tyler Howitt, who previously appeared in the first series of His Dark Materials.

Is there a trailer for Behind Her Eyes?

There is – Netflix released a teaser trailer in January 2021, which hints at a very tense looking confrontation between Tom Bateman and a knife-wielding Eve Hewson. You can check it out below:

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