Watson will play psychiatrist, Dr. Emma Robinson. Robinson has been assigned an assessment of a suspect. This suspect, Connie, has supposedly committed a horrific crime. However, Connie can’t remember a thing, but she is capable of diving into Robinson’s insecurities. What follows is a tense psychological game.
Emily Watson and Co:
Emily Watson is not the only major figure in this production. Firstly, Snowed-In Productions will produce the series. This is the sister company of J.K Rowling’s Bronte Film and Television. All3Media International is also on board to handle international distribution.
Secondly, Too Close is based on a novel of the same name by actress and author Clara Salaman. However, the novel was under the pseudonym, Natalie Daniels. Salaman is also writing the television adaptation under her own name.
Lastly, Snowed-In Productions’ head of drama Ruth Kenley-Letts will serve as an executive producer. She previously worked on programs such as the TV adaption of J.K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Letts has a high opinion of the script, saying:
“Clara’s scripts are consistently gripping, with compelling and brilliantly realized women at their heart,”
When discussing the upcoming project, ITV’s drama boss Polly Hill said:
“’Too Close’ is a brilliant script where you are never sure who has the power – the psychologist or her patient, or whether Connie is the monster she’s portrayed as,”
“I’m delighted that Emily Watson is going to play Emma, who will be phenomenal and I’m looking forward to working with Ruth Kenley-Letts and the team at Snowed-In Productions to bring this fantastic adaptation to ITV.”
In other words, Hill clearly has a great deal of passion for the show, showing us why she commissioned it.
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