BBC’s Chloe: we now have our first look at the social media psychological thriller

BBC’s Chloe: the trailer and release date for the twisted social media thriller are finally here

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The trailer for Chloe, the BBC’s twisted new thriller about social media obsession, is giving us huge Black Mirror vibes – and it’s coming to our screens very soon. 

What happens when an obsession with life online takes over your reality? That is the question asked by the BBC’s exciting new thriller, Chloe, which will explore the dark side of our relationship to ourselves and others on social media.

The six part series, which was written by Sex Education director Alice Seabright, is described as “a mystery about obsession, deceit, identity and grief”.

Fans of Black Mirror, this sounds like one for you.

What is the plot of Chloe?

The official synopsis explains: “Still living with her mum and working as a temp, Becky compares herself to the picture-perfect lives on Instagram, compulsively returning to one account: Chloe’s.”

“Becky obsessively watches her seemingly flawless life through social media. But when Chloe dies suddenly, Becky’s need to find out how and why leads her to assume a new identity and engineer a ‘chance’ meeting with Chloe’s best friend, Livia, and infiltrate Chloe’s group of close-knit friends.”

BBC’s Chloe: we now have our first look at the twisted new psychological thriller from the director of Sex Education
Erin Doherty and Pippa Bennett-Warner in BBC's Chloe

“Through her alter-ego Sasha, Becky becomes a powerful, transgressive heroine; a popular, well-connected ‘someone’ with a life, and loves, that are far more exciting and addictive than the ‘no-one’ she is as Becky. However, the pretence soon obscures and conflates reality, and Becky risks losing herself completely in the game she is playing.”

The BBC have also teased us with some first-look images of the cast and characters of Chloe. Check them out below:

Erin Doherty and Brandon Michael Hall in BBC’s Chloe
Erin Doherty and Brandon Michael Hall in BBC’s Chloe
Pippa Bennett-Warner as Livia in BBC’s Chloe
Pippa Bennett-Warner as Livia in BBC’s Chloe

Who stars in Chloe?

Get ready to meet the new gen of screen stars in Chloe, as the twisty thriller will feature an impressive cast of up-and-coming British talent. Fresh from her role as Princess Anne in The Crown, Erin Doherty will play series lead Becky/Sasha.

Alongside her, Billy Howle (best known for The Serpent), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Gangs Of London) and Jack Farthing (Poldark). The exciting cast also unites Poppy Gilbert (Stay Close), Akshay Khanna (Grace), Brandon Micheal Hall (Search Party) and newcomer Alexander Eliot.

BBC’s Chloe: the new twisted social media psychological thriller from the director of Sex Education
The cast of BBC's Chloe

Is there a trailer for Chloe?

Yes, and it promises plenty of suspense and suspicion. In the clip, we see Doherty as Becky, obsessively scrolling through photos of a red-haired woman named Chloe Fairbourne on social media, and discovering about her untimely death from news headlines.

We also see a friend confront Becky about her unusual interest in Chloe, and learn that Becky has created a false identity for the purpose of infiltrating Chloe’s social circle. Take a look:

When will Chloe be available to watch?

There isn’t long to wait at all folks, as Chloe lands on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer on 6 February.

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