'Suspicion': release date, cast, plot and all you need to know about Uma Thurman’s new thriller

In 'Suspicion' Uma Thurman plays mum Katherine whose son is kidnapped and seeks help from FBI agent Scott Anderson (Noah Emmerich).
In 'Suspicion' Uma Thurman plays mum Katherine whose son is kidnapped and seeks help from FBI agent Scott Anderson (Noah Emmerich). (Image credit: Apple TV+)

High-octane thriller series Suspicion is based on the award-winning Israeli series False Flag. Kill Bill star and Hollywood A-lister Uma Thurman is heading up the cast, playing a businesswoman Katherine Newman whose son gets kidnapped. The drama also stars The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar and Noah Emmerich (The Americans), plus plenty more well-known actors. Buckle up as it looks like we’re in for a thrilling ride.

So here's everything you need to know about Suspicion on Apple TV Plus....

'Suspicion' release date

Eight-part series Suspicion will premiere worldwide with a double bill on Apple TV Plus on Friday Feb. 4, 2022. The remaining six episodes will then air weekly every Friday afterward.  

Is there a 'Suspicion' trailer? 

Apple TV Plus has released the first trailer for Suspicion. In it, we see the group of Brits band together to try and unravel how they came to be the suspects in this kidnapping, while Katherine Newman struggles to balance her tough businesswoman persona with that of a worried mother. But is everyone who they say they are? Watch the trailer below:

'Suspicion' plot

In Suspicion, businesswoman Katherine Newman is horrified when her 21-year-old son Leo is kidnapped from a New York hotel by masked strangers – all disguised as members of the British royal family including the Queen and Prince Charles 9see picture below) – just as Katherine is poised to become the next US ambassador to the UK. As the National Crime Agency and the FBI investigate, the finger of suspicion quickly points to a group of disparate young British people who were staying at the hotel on the night of Leo’s abduction. Very quickly these four find themselves playing a high-stakes, trans-Atlantic game of cat and mouse as they attempt to evade the authorities in order to prove their innocence. Back home in the UK, while the suspects are thrown together by the crime, it’s clear that not all of them can be trusted and while some were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, there’s someone among them who clearly knows the truth about the mysterious abduction.

Kidnappers masked up as British royalty in 'Suspicion'.

Kidnappers masked up as British royalty in 'Suspicion'. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

'Suspicion' cast — Uma Thurman on playing Katherine Newman

Uma Thurman plays high-flying businesswoman Katherine Newman whose 21-year-old son Leo is kidnapped. Katherine runs an organisation that provides public relations and ‘reputation management’ for some of the biggest corporations in the world. Is Katherine hiding secrets of her own that might have motivated the attack on her son?

"Katherine is really articulate, thoughtful and complicated. She’s a person who embodies many contradictions and works in a grey area of morality — but she does so with a lot of integrity at the same time," says Uma. "Suspicion is an exciting, twisty thriller, with a lot of different storylines. The most fun will be when I watch it  — because even I will be totally surprised."

Uma became Hollywood royalty when she stole the show in the 1994 Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, playing Mia Wallace. She went on to play Poison Ivy in Batman and Robin and starred as Irene in the movie Gattaca. Uma played Fantine in the 1998 adaptation of Les Misérables and Dr. Emma Peel in The Avengers. Possibly her most famous role is The Bride in the Kill Bill movies but she’s also a star on the small screen, appearing in series such as The Slap, Imposters and the 2019 show Chambers.

Uma Thurman as Katherine Newman in 'Suspicion'.

Uma Thurman as Katherine Newman in 'Suspicion'. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

'Suspicion' cast — who else is starring

Starring alongside Uma Thurman in Suspicion is Elizabeth Henstridge, who appeared in the long-running series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. plays Tara, alongside fellow suspects played by It’s a Sin actress Lydia West, Tom Rhys-Harries (White Lines), Georgina Campbell (Murdered By My Boyfriend)

Noah Emmerich (The Americans, Billions, The Truman Show) plays FBI agent Scott Anderson, who flies to London to assist National Crime Agency investigator Vanessa Okoye (Dancing on the Edge and Merlin star Angel Coulby) in her inquiries. Scorpion actor Elyes Gabel plays Sean Tilson. Wolves at the Door. Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar also stars.

Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays suspect Tara, says: "Even though each one of them is from a very different walk of life, the kidnapping is a unifying event that is bigger than anything else in their world. It's a crisis that threatens to blow up their entire lives."

'Suspicion' cast.

The four British suspects in 'Suspicion' (from left) Tom Rhys-Harries, Elyes Gabel, Georgina Campbell, Elizabeth Henstridge. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

'Suspicion' cast includes Georgina Campbell and Lydia West (on left).

'Suspicion' cast includes Georgina Campbell and 'It's A Sin' star Lydia West (on left). (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Georgina Campbell in episode 1 of 'Suspicion'.

Georgina Campbell in episode 1 of 'Suspicion'. (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Nicholas Cannon
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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.