Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) stars as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault line is the fragility of his mind – a man haunted by the murder victims whose secrets he must unlock, a man who walks a professional tightrope between a pathology so extreme he risks permanent dismissal, and a healthy state of mind that could cure him of his gift. This enthralling thriller pushes our expectations of crime drama in bold and unexpected ways. Nicola Walker (Spooks) plays River’s colleague and confidant, Detective Sergeant Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson, with Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) as Detective Sergeant Ira King and Lesley Manville (An Adventure In Space and Time) as their boss, Chief Inspector Chrissie Reid. Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) also appears as a notorious killer who taunts and torments River. Adrift in a London full of other exiled souls, River’s own isolation helps him connect with the troubled victims who crash into his world, and to see the truth in ways his colleagues are drawn to admire and question, in equal measure. But as his long-held defenses are eroded by love and loss, River is torn between the living and the dead; will he have to choose once and for all?

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