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Everything we know about Stan’s new true crime drama series, ‘Deceit’

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If you're a regular here, you'll already be familiar with our close (and consistent) coverage of the latest and greatest in the realm of true crime entertainment. If there's a new documentary, podcast or drama series ready to be divulged; you best believe we will know about it. So, when the trailer for Deceit, the upcoming four-part drama dropping on Stan landed in our inbox; we knew we had to share all the details.

Historically, Netflix has been the streaming platform with the most impressive offering in the realm of crime and true crime drama. But with this series, Stan has truly put itself on our radar.

The miniseries follows the true story of the devastating murder of Rachel Nickell in 1992; and the controversial approach police took to find her killer. In the heat of the high-pressure investigation; an undercover female officer is sent in as sexual bait with hopes of luring the suspected killer.

Factor in the complicated and toxic sexual politics of the early ‘90s and the police’s obsession with the wrong man, and Deceit is already ranking highly on our Stan watchlist.

Ahead of its August 14 release, here's everything you need to know about Deceit.

What is Deceit, the new series coming to Stan about?

Five months after the tragic murder of Rachel Nickell, The Met Police are still no closer to capturing the man they believe responsible. In a desperate move, they sent a female undercover officer, codename 'Lizzie James', to begin a relationship with Colin Stagg; their number one suspect. While they are convinced the lack of ethics in their approach out-ways the chance of charging Stagg; their strategy does not go to plan the way they imagined.

Who is starring in the series?

Niamh Algar is portraying the titular role of 'Lizzie James'; while Harry Treadaway takes on the role of the relatively young Detective Inspector leading the case, Keith Pedder. Elsewhere in the cast is Eddie Marsan, Rochenda Sandall and Nathaniel Martello-White to name a few.

When is Deceit dropping on Stan?

Deceit is airing on Stan in Australia and the UK on August 14. Until then, you can watch the trailer for the new series below.


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