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Too Close release date: Cast, plot and latest news for new ITV thriller

The upcoming psychological drama starring Emily Watson as a forensic psychiatrist in crisis.

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Published: Thursday, 8th April 2021 at 3:32 pm

Emily Watson plays a forensic psychiatrist tasked with assessing a high-profile patient (Denise Gough) in ITV's thriller Too Close.


ITV released the first trailer for its latest psychological drama Too Close in March, teases the complex relationship that develops between the two female leads.

Chernobyl star Watson plays Dr Emma Robertson in the Too Close cast, while Olivier Award winner Denise Gough plays the sneering Connie, a 'yummy mummy monster'.

"Well don't you sound pleased with yourself?" Connie says during the trailer, when she first meets Dr Emma.

Based on the novel by Clara Salaman (written under under the pseudonym Natalie Daniels), the drama adaptation centres on a potential criminal Watson's character must assess – before the two women get 'too close' for comfort.

Here's everything you need to know about Too Close.

What is Too Close's release date?

CONFIRMED: Too Close will begin on Monday 12th April at 9pm on ITV, continuing across three consecutive nights.

What is Too Close about?

The plot concerns a forensic psychiatrist by the name of Emma Robertson, who must assess the criminal suspect Connie – only to fall victim to Connie's insightful, yet manipulative nature.

By highlighting Emma's internal insecurities, Connie is able to deflect questions and suggest that perhaps Emma is the worse of the two.

As stated in the official synopsis, "Connie has a searing insight into Emma’s deepest insecurities and starts to brutally exploit them. Their sessions become a complex psychological game with confusing undercurrents."

Ultimately, the sessions are meant to uncover what happened on the night of someone's death. To do that, Emma must find out the truth around Connie's complex relationship with her beautiful best friend, Ness, which seemingly "triggered Connie's despicable behaviour".

Too Close cast: Who stars in Too Close?

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Emily Watson (The Book Thief, Apple Tree Yard) takes the lead role of Dr. Emma Robertson, while Denise Gough (Paula) plays the manipulative Connie Mortensen.

Thalissa Teixeira, whose recent credits include Two Weeks to Live and the BBC Two love story Trigonometry, plays Connie's so-called best friend, Ness Jones.

Other cast members include James Sives, Risteárd Cooper, Chizzy Akudolu, Karl Johnson, Eileen Davies, Nina Wadia and Paul Chahidi.

Too Close trailer

You can watch the trailer for ITV psychological thriller Too Close below.


Too Close will air on ITV from 12th April 2021 – check out what else is on with our TV Guide or our dedicated Drama hub.


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