'The Girl Before' : 5 things to know about the HBO Max psychological thriller

'The Girl Before' : 5 things to know about the HBO Max psychological thriller
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane Cavendish in 'The Girl Before' (HBO MAX)

A fresh start to the calendar and HBO Max isn't far behind as it adds another brilliant show to its roster of movies and series, 'The Girl Before' is a chill-inducing psychological thriller.

Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by JP Delaney, the HBO Max show will follow the life of Jane as she gets accustomed to living in a new minimalist house she loves. But the house comes with a set of rules laid out by the architect and they seem to get sketchier and more dangerous each passing day. Her fresh start could possibly even spell the end for her as she starts noticing disturbing details regarding the circumstances of her selection as the tenant. Before reading on to know more in-depth about the show, we suggest checking out 'Hypnotic' as well as 'You' if you're a lover of this exciting genre.


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When does 'The Girl Before' release and where to watch it?

'The Girl Before' is set to release all four episodes on February 10, 2022, You can watch it on HBO Max. 

What is 'The Girl Before' about?

According to HBO Max: 'The Girl Before' 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 (played by David Oyelowo). There’s just one catch: Occupants have to 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 that her predecessor Emma died in the house, 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.

Who stars in the HBO Max psychological thriller?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Jane Cavendish

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an English actress who started out playing minor roles on television series like 'Marple', 'Doctor Who' and 'Bad Girls'. She also partakes in theatre and one of her earlier breakthroughs in drama was 'Romeo and Juliet' at the Royal Exchange Theatre, for which she won a nomination for best actress in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards. Her films and shows include 'Jupiter Ascending', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'A Wrinkle in Time', 'Undercovers', 'Black Mirror', 'Bonekickers' and more. She was recently seen starring in the hit Disney series 'Loki' as well. Mbatha-Raw will essay the main role of Jane Cavendish in 'The Girl Before'.


The rest of the cast consists of David Oyelowo as Edward, Jessica Plummer as Emma Matthews, Ben Hardy as Simon, Ian Conningham as DI James Clarke, Amanda, Drew as Carol. Mark Stanley as Saul, Rakhee Thakrar as Mia, Ben Addis as Peter Creed and Natasha Atherton as Leona.


'The Girl Before' is created, written, and executively produced by JP Delaney. Lisa Brühlmann serves as the director.


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