The cast of Channel 4 drama The Truth has been announced by the broadcaster.

“I am really excited about the fact that we are able to back Dave [Nath’s] next step in the world of drama. ‘The Watchman’ was an extraordinary achievement, and this promises to be an even more nuanced and sophisticated take on modern life.” – Nick Mirsky, Channel 4 Head of Documentaries

Starring Indira Varma, Luke Treadaway and Neil Maskell the film is written and directed by the BAFTA award-wining David Nath. When Jo receives an anonymous text message alleging a sexual relationship between her new boyfriend and her daughter, she is plunged into a world of chaos.

As the days go on and the insidious doubt creeps in, Jo struggles with her suspicions. Is her daughter indeed acting strangely, or is it all in her head? Just who in her life is telling the truth? While Jo’s story is fictional, the plot of The Truth is inspired by dozens of real-life cases.

Production begins in Bristol later this month.

”Imagine if your partner was randomly accused of sexually abusing one of your children? It’s hard to think of a more toxic allegation yet it happens far more often than we realise. This film explores the consequences of an accusation and how it suddenly makes you question everything you thought about the person you live with.”  – Writer/Director David Nath

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