Hulu Sets January Premiere for Russell Tovey Thriller 'The Sister'

The Sister key art (Photo: Hulu)

The four-part mystery thriller The Sister is officially coming to Hulu this January.

Created by Luther's Neil Cross and adapted from his novel Burial, the story follows an ordinary man trying to keep a dark piece of his past well hidden. And it asks an age-old question: How far would you go to keep a secret? 

Russell Tovey (Flesh and Blood, Years and Years) stars as the well-meaning but largely directionless Nathan, a man who has never been able to forget the worst night of his life - and a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. He's spent the years since desperately trying to escape his past as well as to make recompense for it. 

Only his eccentric acquaintance Bob knows the truth about what happened, and the two men agreed to keep it that way. But now, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's door with news that could tear his world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets, the kind that could destroy everything he has worked so hard to build for himself and his family.

But can you ever really bury your guiltiest secret?

The four-part series also stars Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones), Nina Toussaint-White (Bodyguard), Amanda Root (Unforgotten), Paul Bazely (Quiz), and Simone Ashley (Sex Education).

Watch the trailer for yourselves below.

As you can see, The Sister certainly has plenty of creepy vibes to go around. (And if anyone knows psychological thrillers, it's Cross.) 

The series originally aired on ITV in October of this year, to mixed reviews, but general praise for its tense storytelling.

 The Sister will premiere exclusively on Hulu on January 22. Mark your calendars!

What do you think of the look of The Sister? Will you give it a try? Let's discuss this in the comments. 

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB

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