'Too Close' — confirmed release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know

Too Close Episode 1.
Too Close stars Denise Gough and Emily Watson. (Image credit: ROBERT VIGLASKY/JED BESSELL)

Too Close is a new psychological thriller mini-series coming to ITV in April.

Based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Daniels (aka The Bill actress Clara Salaman), Too Close explores a twisted working relationship between a forensic psychologist and her newest patient.

The cat-and-mouse series will run for three episodes and features some top-tier British talent. Will Too Close be another one of ITV's best dramas? What twists and turns with this new drama take? We don’t have to wait much longer to find out!

Here’s everything you need to know about Too Close!

Too Close release date 

The Too Close release date is Monday April 12 at 9pm on ITV. Episodes two and three will be shown on consecutive nights at 9pm.

Too Close cast 

Back in September last year, ITV announced that acclaimed actresses Emily Watson and Denise Gough would feature in the upcoming psychological min-series.

Emily Watson (Chernobyl, Apple Tree Yard) plays forensic psychiatrist Dr. Emma Robertson. She called her part "an actor's dream" in our interview and said that Dr. Robertson is someone trying to keep her life together, but "she’s disintegrating and it’s all going to come crashing down, the whole pack of cards."

Robertson has been assigned to work with two-time Olivier Award-winning actress Denise Gough’s (Angels in America (2018), People, Places and Things (2016)) character, Connie Mortensen. When we spoke to Denise Gough, she told us all about her role. She explained "Connie is such an interesting character. You’re not sure of her at all and it’s great to play someone who’s so unsympathetic."

Thalissa Teixeira (Two Weeks to Live, Trigonometry) has also joined the cast. Thalissa plays Ness Jones, Connie’s best friend. Jamie Sives is also on board. He plays Connie's husband, Karl Mortensen.

Is there a trailer? 

 Yes and it looks very tense! 

What’s the plot? 

Too Close is a three-part mini-series that focuses on the dangerous relationship between Dr Robertson and Connie Mortensen. 

Connie is a woman who’s been accused of a heinous crime, but she claims she doesn’t remember anything about it. As Dr Robertson begins working on Connie’s case, the two grow extremely close. 

Somehow, Connie has a searing insight into Robertson’s private life and begins exploiting her insecurities in their sessions. What should be a simple assignment instead becomes a complicated, psychological dance between the two of them. 

As Emma tries to uncover the truth about Connie, it seems that her attempts to do the right thing for Connie may do more harm to herself.

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Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.