First Look At Channel 4’s The Couple Next Door, Starring Sam Heughan And Eleanor Tomlinson
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First Look At Channel 4’s The Couple Next Door, Starring Sam Heughan And Eleanor Tomlinson

We can’t wait for this psychological thriller

Summer is in full swing – meaning there’s almost nothing to watch on TV. But autumn and winter are fast approaching, chock full of psychological nail-biters and thrilling dramas to watch on a Friday night snuggled up on the sofa. One for your watchlist: The Couple Next Door, Channel 4’s upcoming dark psychological drama led by Sam Heughan and Eleanor Tomlinson. Here’s everything we know so far – plus a first look at what’s in store.

Channel 4’s The Couple Next Door

Where Is The Couple Next Door Streaming?

All six episodes of The Couple Next Door are now streaming on channel4.com. Tune in here.

In the US and Canada, the series will stream on Starz – but not until 2024.

Release Schedule

If you prefer to watch shows on a weekly basis, The Couple Next Door will be airing twice weekly on Channel 4 on Monday and Tuesday nights.

  • Episode 1: 9pm on Monday 27 November 2023
  • Episode 2: 9pm on Tuesday 28 November 2023
  • Episode 3: 9pm on Monday 4 December 2023
  • Episode 4: 9pm on Tuesday 5 December 2023
  • Episode 5: 9pm on Monday 11 December 2023
  • Episode 6: 9pm on Tuesday 12 December 2023

Everything We Know About The Series

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The Couple Next Door

Eleanor Tomlinson as Evie

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The Couple Next Door

Eleanor Tomlinson as Evie and Alfred Enoch as Pete

© Channel 4

The Couple Next Door

Sam Heughan as Danny and Jessica De Gouw as Becka

© Channel 4

The Couple Next Door

Sam Heughan as Danny and Alfred Enoch as Pete

© Channel 4

From the team behind Suspect, Professor T and Before We Die comes a new thriller exploring the claustrophobia of suburbia, and what it costs to chase your deepest desires: The Couple Next Door. The ‘couple’ in question is traffic cop Danny (Sam Heughan) and his wife, glamorous yoga instructor Becka (Jessica De Gouw); when Evie (Eleanor Tomlinson) and Pete (Alfred Enoch) move into their upscale neighbourhood, they are overwhelmed by a new world of curtain twitching and status anxiety, but are eased by their new friendship with Danny and Becka nextdoor. But, as the couples get closer, one fateful night leads them to become sexually entangled in a way that will change their lives forever.

Sounds a bit intense – perhaps akin to Netflix’s Obsession released earlier this year (though hopefully it’ll be less cringe). Written by David Allison (Bedlam, Marcella), the six-part series is being described as an emotional rollercoaster, peering into what goes on behind closed doors.

Who Stars?

  • Eleanor Tomlinson as Evie
  • Sam Heughan as Danny
  • Alfred Enoch as Pete
  • Jessica De Gouw as Becka
  • Hugh Dennis

Is There A Trailer?

Yes, and you can watch it below.

It’s sexy yet tense, with a lot of curtain twitching and spying set against a suburban backdrop – and a blustery beach trip. The trailer also introduces an unknown character played by comedian Hugh Dennis setting up an entire telescope to spy on his neighbours. What role he’ll play in the story is still to be determined, but we’re excited to peel back the layers of this extra level suspicion.

Plus Pete (Enoch) wields a gun at the end of the trailer – and we all know what Chekhov said about guns…