Shaun Evans is Terrifying in the 'Until I Kill You' Trailer

Shaun Evans as John Sweeney in the witness box in 'Until I Kill You'

Shaun Evans as John Sweeney in 'Until I Kill You'


Since the conclusion of Endeavour just over a year ago, in the U.K. in March 2023 (and then on PBS in July), fans of Shaun Evans have been impatiently waiting for his return to television. Though Evans had a career for a good decade before landing the career-defining role of young Endeavour Morse, the prequel made him a household name and built the actor a huge fandom. ITV was all over getting him back on the small screen as soon as possible, announcing in February 2023 that Evans had been cast in a new mini-series, under the working title Delia Balmer,  based on the real live survivor of the same name who helped bring down serial killer John Sweeney. In a significant move to play against type, Evans was cast as Sweeney.

At the end of 2023, the four-part series, now titled Until I Kill You, was revealed to be part of ITV's planned 2024 lineup. However, since then, there's been little in the way of news about the series, other than a key art image of him and co-star Anna Maxwell Martin (Line of Duty), who plays heroine Delia Balmer. ITV recently put out the spring highlights for both the linear network and ITVX, and Until I Kill You was not listed among the coming debuts. However, the series has been picked up by multiple international networks and streaming services, including the Canadian network Hollywood Suites, which has already set a release date for the series.

Along with an April 2024 release date for the series for our neighbors to the north, there's also now a trailer giving fans their first look at Evans in action as Sweeney.  

Here's the official series synopsis:

When Delia Balmer meets John Sweeney, he seems like the kindred spirit she has been searching for. But as his anti-establishment persona gives way to a darker, violent side, Sweeney taunts Delia with the revelation that he murdered his ex-girlfriend. Sweeney is arrested, but released on bail after the court fails to recognise how dangerous he is, leaving him free to subject Delia to a near-fatal attack. She survives, but Sweeney disappears. Delia tries to rebuild her life, but when Sweeney is arrested years later, she must face him all over again in court as the key prosecution witness.

Maxwell-Martin and Evans are joined on the project by Evans' former co-star on Endeavour, Simon Harrison, as well as Jack Franklin (Masters of the Air), Clare Foster (Nolly), Stephanie Street (The Couple Next Door), and Renu Brindle (The Nevers). The four-part series was written by Nick Stevens (The Pembrokeshire Murders), with Julia Ford (The Bay) directing and Ken Horn (The Devil’s Hour) as the producer.

Until I Kill You will premiere in Canada on the Hollywood Suite channel at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 18, 2024, will all episodes streaming from the first of the month. The series is expected to premiere on ITV sometime in 2024. It still does not have an American distributor, but hopefully, that will be rectified soon.


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