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The Girl Before Trailer with Mbatha-Raw, Oyelowo and Plummer

HBO Max has revealed the official trailer for The Girl Before, the limited series starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo and Jessica Plummer. You can watch the trailer using the player below.

The series will debut with four episodes on the streaming service on Thursday, February 10.

The Girl Before Trailer with Mbatha-Raw, Oyelowo and Plummer

The series tells the story of Jane (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who gets the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect (David Oyelowo). There’s just one catch: the occupants must abide by his list of exacting rules.

Jane starts to feel the house changing her in unexpected ways, but when she makes the shocking discovery about her predecessor, Emma (Jessica Plummer), she’s forced to confront unnerving similarities. As the two women’s timelines interweave, Jane begins to question if her fate will be the same as the girl before…

The Girl Before

A gripping adaptation of JP Delaney’s best-selling novel (check price at Amazon), the series stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Loki, The Morning Show, Black Mirror), David Oyelowo (Selma, Les Misérables), Jessica Plummer (EastEnders, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) and Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men: Apocalypse).

The series is written and executive produced by JP Delaney with Marissa Lestrade (White Stork, Deep State 2) co-writing episodes. Emmy-nominated Lisa Brühlmann (Killing Eve, Servant, Blue My Mind) directs and serves as an executive producer.

Additional executive producers include Eleanor Moran, Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh for 42, and Ben Irving for the BBC. Rhonda Smith produces and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an associate producer.

A global bestseller, the novel has sold over one million copies since its publication in 2016. It is published by Quercus in the UK and Ballantine in the US.

The series will stream in the U.S. on HBO Max and will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, with WarnerMedia also controlling rights for additional select territories around the world.

“We jumped at the chance to co-produce JP Delaney’s intricate mind twister, The Girl Before, with the BBC and 42,” said Jeniffer Kim, senior vice president, International Originals, HBO Max. “With what will surely be stellar performances from the incomparable Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo, One Folgate Street is about to welcome new house guests from both sides of the pond.”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw added: “I’m so excited to work with this amazing team on such a compelling story in my debut role as an actor and producer.”

David Oyelowo said: “This story is mind bending in its clever construction and intricacy. I can’t wait to see it, let alone be in it. Plus, I’d go anywhere to work with my friend Gugu again.”

“Having written for the screen in a previous career, it’s long been a dream of mine to adapt The Girl Before, but I was determined to only do it if I could find partners who wanted to pursue high-quality, classy storytelling above all else. You really couldn’t get a more quality-focused line-up than 42, the BBC and HBO Max – and we’ve already attracted world-class talent in the shape of Lisa, Gugu and David,” said JP Delaney.

“Psychological thrillers can be even more gripping on television than they would be as movies, and I’m incredibly excited to be re-telling this particular story in a visual medium. It’s also been great fun to collaborate on episodes two and three with a brilliant co-writer, Marissa Lestrade.”

The Girl Before

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