‘Paula’ first look: Denise Gough stars in BBC Two’s new revenge drama

BBC Two has released the first promotional photo for Paula.

Written by Conor McPherson, in his first original television series, the new three-part revenge drama is about a brief encounter that ends in violence.

The cast is led by Olivier-award winning actress Denise Gough and Victoria star Tom Hughes.

Gough commented last year: “Having worked with Conor McPherson on stage I am so excited to work with him again on this amazing project. He’s written a script that I know all of us involved feel very privileged to be part of bringing to life. Paula is a brilliantly complex woman and I can’t wait to play her.”

Directed by Alex Holmes (Coalition, House of Saddam), Paula began filming in Belfast last October.

Paula tells the story of “the fallout in a young Chemistry teacher’s life, after her one-night stand with a good-looking but dangerous ducker and diver. There is an instant, animalistic, spark of attraction before they become locked in a dance of mutual destruction. Only one can survive, but their actions will take a terrifying toll on all those around them.”

The cast also includes Owen McDonnell (Spooks).

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