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Channel 5 has announced two brand new dramas it to air in 2021.

The first drama commission is called Deadline, written and directed by Gareth Tunley (The Ghoul, Cold Call). This series is a thriller following a journalist who falls in love with the person he is supposed to be profiling for his newspaper.

The second is Teacher, created by Barunka O’Shaughnessy (Motherland, Alabama, Hitmen) and Mike Benson (Cold Call).

Teacher is a psychological thriller following Jenna, a state schoolteacher, whose life unravels after being accused of a drunken sexual encounter with one of her pupils. With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past that returns to haunt her.

Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Director of Programmes, ViacomCBS said: “After an incredibly successful year of drama on Channel 5 in 2020, I’m delighted to be expanding our thriving slate further. These exciting additions for 2021 highlight the channel’s continued commitment to the genre and I’m looking forward to seeing them on our screens next year.”

Both dramas will air in 2021.

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