'Cheat': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the psychological thriller

Starring Katherine Kelly as Dr. Leah Dale and Molly Windsor as Rose, 'Cheat' is the story of an academic cheating case gone horribly wrong


                            'Cheat': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the psychological thriller

Psychological thrillers are a dime a dozen, but very rarely does one work on multiple levels. 'Cheat' is one of those thrillers that work. Starring Katherine Kelly as Dr. Leah Dale and Molly Windsor as Rose, 'Cheat' is the story of an academic cheating case gone horribly wrong.

It seemed like an open and shut case at first with Leah confident that Rose has cheated, but is that actually true? 

If you are an ardent fan of psychological thrillers, you must not miss watching 'Cheat'. Already out on ITV, the series will be coming to Sundance Now later this month. Here is everything you need to know — spoiler-free — about the miniseries. 

Release date

'Cheat' will see its exclusive US premiere on November 21 on AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now.

Plot

According to the official synopsis of 'Cheat': University lecturer Dr. Leah Dale (Katherine Kelly) has always prided herself on her academic integrity so when final year student Rose (Molly Windsor) submits a suspiciously top-grade essay, Leah is quick to call her out.

But there’s more going on than meets the eye as Rose takes the challenge as a personal affront. What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception soon spirals out of control.

With a devastating sequence of events that threatens to engulf both Rose and Leah, 'Cheat' explores how far we're prepared to go to stand up for what we believe is right — and at what cost. 

Cast

Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly plays the role of Dr. Leah Dale, a university lecturer who prides herself on her academic integrity (Getty Images)

Katherine Kelly plays the role of Dr. Leah Dale, a university lecturer who prides herself on her academic integrity. When Leah suspects that Rose has stolen the paper she submitted, she doesn't let it go. Instead, she keeps pushing on to uncover the truth. 

The actress is known for her performance of Becky McDonald in ITV's 'Coronation Street' and Lady Mae in 'Mr. Selfridge'. Kelly is also known for her work on 'Criminal: UK', 'The Night Manager', and 'Happy Valley'.

Molly Windsor

Molly Windsor plays the role of the terrifying Rose Vaughn (Getty Images)

Windsor plays the role of the terrifying Rose Vaughn. From the moment you see her character for the first time in the series, you know there is a lot more to her than what meets the eye. At the end of the series, the audience is forced to ponder: Did Rose really cheat on her paper? 

At 22, Windsor is best known for her performance in 'The Unloved', where she played the role of 11-year-old Lucy who grows up in a children's home in the UK's care system.

The story is narrated through her perspective. Windsor is best known for her work on the BBC miniseries 'Three Girls', a role for which she won the 2018 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. 

Creators

'Cheat' is created by newcomer Gaby Hull as her debut. After 'Cheat', Hull wrote a six-part psychological thriller called 'We Hunt Together'. 

Harry and Jack Williams and Christoper Aird of Two Brothers Pictures serve as executive producers of the series. 'Fleabag' producer Lydia Hampson has produced the series. All four episodes of 'Cheat' are directed by Louise Hooper. 

Trailers

You can watch the trailer here:



 

 

A thrilling trailer takes us inside the mystery that is 'Cheat'. The series begins with Katherine Kelly's Dr. Leah Dane suspicious of a paper submitted by Rose Vaughn.

Apparently a brilliantly written paper, Leah is confident that Rose cannot possibly write one so well. As the series progresses, this academic issue goes out of hand and quickly turns deadly for Leah. Will she survive at the end of 'Cheat'?  

Where to watch

'Cheat' will be available to stream on AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now with new episodes out every Thursday. 

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