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Behind Her Eyes - Psychological Thriller Based on Novel from Steve Lightfoot Ordered by Netflix

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Based on the best-selling book by Sarah Pinborough

Logline: Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job in a psychiatrist’s office. Her world is thrown off kilter when she begins an affair with her new boss David and matters take an even stranger turn when she’s drawn into an unlikely friendship with his wife Adele. What starts as an unconventional love triangle soon becomes a dark, psychological tale of suspense and twisted revelations, as Louise finds herself caught in a dangerous web of secrets where nothing and no-one is what they seem.

Episodes: 6 Episodes

Produced by Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) in association with Sony Pictures Television
Writer / Executive Producer: Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher, Hannibal)
Writers: Steve Lightfoot and Angela LaManna (The Punisher, Channel Zero)
Producer: Eliza Mellor (The Widow, Liar, Poldark)
Author: Sarah Pinborough
NWEPs: Suzanne Mackie, Andy Harries and Jessica Burdett for Left Bank Pictures (The Crown)
The series will shoot in the UK later this year


Steve Lightfoot serves as the showrunner and creator of Marvel/Netflix's The Punisher and has written several episodes of Hannibal. Lightfoot adapted and penned the limited series adaptation with LaManna as co-writer per The Hollywood Reporter.

This is the synopsis of the book per Goodreads.

Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong, but Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.


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