Derry Girls' Lisa McGee has a thriller on the way - and it's going to be your new TV obsession 2 weeks ago

Derry Girls' Lisa McGee has a thriller on the way - and it's going to be your new TV obsession

A definite must-watch.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee has a new thriller on the way- and it is guaranteed to be your new TV obsession.

The Deceived, which she developed alongside her husband Tobias Beer, tells the story of Ophelia (Emily Reid) a young Cambridge student who falls in love with her Irish lecturer, the charismatic Dr Michael Callaghan (Emmet J Scanlan).

She follows him to Donegal, where a tragic and suspicious death takes place, and she starts to doubt everything she knew about him and her own mind.

Filming for the series has begun in Belfast, with The Deceived expected to premiere on Virgin Media One and Channel 5 next year.

Speaking at the Virgin Media Television new season launch, Lisa explained the series had been a long time in the making - as they had started developing The Deceived soon after they got married.

Lisa and Tobias

She said:

"It's been developing a long time - since not long after we were married, when we decided to write something about an affair.

"It's very, very different from Derry Girls."

The screenwriter also spoke about the success of Derry Girls - and just why she thinks the series has resonated with people so much.

She continued:

"I think it's about finding things that are both specific and universal. I think people are always interested in a great story.

"There's always been great Irish playwrights; Irish stories travel [so] well. We're going to see more of that, hopefully."