Poldark star Aidan Turner will star in a new five-part psychological thriller from the makers of Line Of Duty and Vigil.

The Suspect will be adapted from the best-selling novel by Michael Robotham and will be made by World Productions, who recently produced The Pembrokeshire Murders starring Luke Evans earlier this year.

Alongside Turner the likes of Small Axe actor Shaun Parkes, Fleabag’s Sian Clifford and Doctor Foster’s Adam James will star.

Gangs of London writer Peter Berry will be penning the screenplays for all the episodes.

The drama will be produced for ITV.

What will The Suspect be about?

The story will follow Turner as Doctor Joe O’Loughlin, who appears to have a perfect life with a loving family, successful practice as a clinical psychologist and even a publishing deal.

He’s even a hero online after saving a young patient who was ready to jump from the tenth floor of the hospital where Joe works.

However, after a young woman turns up in a shallow grave in a London cemetery, Joe offers his help in profiling, but does he have something more to hide?

Turner said of the programme: “I am thrilled to be taking on the complex and demanding role of Joseph O’Loughlin, a man with so much to give but so much to lose, and a hidden darker side.”

World Productions’ Head of Drama Jake Lushington said: “When I first read Michael’s brilliant unputdownable book I felt there was the huge potential for a must-watch television series and the creation of an iconic character.

“With Peter Berry adapting and James Strong directing the creative team couldn’t be stronger.

“Finally with the immensely talented and magnetic Aidan Turner agreeing to take the part, supported by the brilliant Shaun Parkes and such a strong ensemble, World couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Suspect to an ITV audience.”