'Our House' — release date, cast, trailer, and first look clip for Martin Compston's new thriller

Our House star Martin Compston
'Our House' features 'Line of Duty' legend Martin Compston amongst its all-star cast. (Image credit: ITV)

Our House, featuring an all-star cast including Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, is a big new drama based on the hit book by Louise Candlish. And ITV has now on confirmed when it will start.

Billed as an "edge of your seat thriller", Our House sees a woman arrive home one day only to find strangers have moved in... and her panic rises when she can’t find her estranged husband, Bram.

Events then quickly spiral out of control, as a string of secrets is unearthed. The book Our House became an international bestseller and the television adaptation promises to be just as gripping.

Martin Compston says: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the cast of Our House in the role of Bram. The scripts are genuinely thrilling, packed with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I’m excited to bring them to the screen.”

Here's everything we know about the thriller...

Our House

Martin Compston in 'Our House'. (Image credit: ITV)

'Our House' release date

Our House will start Monday 7 March, 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub. It promises to be one of the best ITV dramas of the year. It's not been revealed yet when it will be released in the US.

Who’s in the cast?

Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey, Shadowplay, War and Peace) and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston star as estranged wife Fi and husband Bram. 

Speaking of his role as Bram, Martin Compston told us: “It's probably the most emotionally draining part I’ve played in a long time. It has taken a lot out of me. The scripts are a gift for an actor. But they go very dark at times and it can put you in a darker frame of mind. Tuppence is cracking though, we both like a laugh. She's been a joy to work with!”

Rupert Penry-Jones (The Drowning, Whitechapel, The Last Weekend) plays Toby, Fi’s new partner.

Talking about his role, Rupert says: “I’m delighted to be stepping into the shoes of the elusive character of Toby in this nail-biting thriller; highlighting how a few innocent wrong turns can spiral into an eventuality no one anticipated. It’s all the more rewarding to be working alongside the brilliantly talented Tuppence Middleton and Martin Compston. This is a TV thriller that will subvert all expectations.”

Rupert Penry-Jones in Our House

Rupert Penry-Jones plays Toby in 'Our House'. (Image credit: ITV)

Tuppence Middleton adds: "What struck me about Our House is its immense relatability; it’s a story where you catch a glimpse of yourself in the characters, and you get the chilling realisation that what happens to Fi could happen to anyone. What a fantastic opportunity to work alongside ITV and the team at Red Planet Pictures to adapt this artfully plotted novel.” 

Tuppence Middleton in Our House

Tuppence Middleton stars as Fi. (Image credit: ITV)

Additional casting includes Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You) as Fi’s best friend and neighbour Merle, and Buket Komur (Honour) as the mysterious and alluring Wendy. 

Weruche Opia in Our House

Weruche Opia as Merle in 'Our House'. (Image credit: ITV)

What’s the plot?

Fi is shocked when she returns home to discover that strangers have moved into her house. She believes a giant misunderstanding has taken place as she looks around her house which now contains none of her possessions. Fi is then left further devastated when she can’t find her estranged husband. 

As we flashback in time to see scenes of Fi and Bram together, she starts to unpick her life and discover Bram’s hidden past... 

'Our House' - first look clip

ITV has released a first glimpse of episode one, which sees Fi Lawson arrive home to find strangers moving into her house. As she tries to work out what is going on, Fi is shocked when the woman moving into her home reveals she isn't just renting the property... she has bought it!

Is there a trailer for 'Our House'?

Yes, actor Martin Compston has shared a trailer for the series which you can watch here: 

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David Hollingsworth

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