Monday, November 20, 2023

Showtime Sets Premiere Date for New Drama 'The Woman in the Wall' Starring Ruth Wilson and Daryl McCormack

Showtime has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series The Woman in the Wall starring Ruth Wilson and Daryl McCormack.

The 6-episode season will debut on Sunday, January 21 at 9/8c. New episodes will be available to stream for Paramount+ subscribers at midnight every Friday before their linear debuts.

The drama centers on Lorna Brady (Wilson), a woman from the small Irish town of Kilkinure, who wakes one morning to find a corpse in her house. Chillingly, Lorna has no idea who the dead woman is or if she, herself, might be responsible for the apparent murder. That's because Lorna has long suffered from extreme bouts of sleepwalking ever since she was ripped from her life at the age of 15 and incarcerated in The Kilkinure Convent, a home to one of Ireland's infamous Magdalene Laundries for women. There, Lorna gave birth to her daughter Agnes, who cruelly was taken from her and whose fate Lorna never has known.

Detective Colman Akande (McCormack) is now also on Lorna's tail for a crime seemingly unrelated to the body she has discovered in her house. His scathing wit hides a quiet sadness, and when he meets Lorna, he finds himself forced to confront his own haunting secrets. As Colman searches for a murderer and Lorna searches for her daughter, their paths collide in ways they never could have anticipated.

In addition to Wilson and McCormack, the drama stars Simon Delaney, Philippa Dunne, Mark Huberman, Hilda Fay, Frances Tomelty and Dermot Crowley.

Joe Murtagh created the drama. He executive produces with Wilson, Simon Maxwell, Sam Lavender and Harry Wootliff. Motive Pictures produces in association with Showtime and The BBC.