|Created by||Rob Williams|
|Based on||False Flag|
by Maria Feldman & Amit Cohen
|Directed by||Chris Long|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||44–50 minutes|
|Production company||Keshet UK|
|Original network||Apple TV+|
|Original release||4 February –|
18 March 2022
Suspicion is a British thriller television series based on the Israeli series False Flag. Set in London and New York City, the series premiered on Apple TV+ on 4 February 2022. It received generally mixed reviews from critics. The series was cancelled after one season.
Five people – three men and two women – have their lives turned upside down after being identified by London police as suspects in the kidnapping and subsequent disappearance of American media mogul Katherine Newman's son Leonardo.
- Kunal Nayyar as Aadesh Chopra
- Georgina Campbell as Natalie Thompson
- Elyes Gabel as Sean Tilson
- Elizabeth Henstridge as Tara McAllister
- Angel Coulby as Vanessa Okoye
- Tom Rhys Harries as Eddie Walker
- Robert Glenister as Martin Copeland
- Lydia West as Monique Thompson
- Clare Perkins as Lydia Thompson
- Gerran Howell as Leo Newman
- Karl Johnson as Eric Cresswell
- Jennifer Ehle as Amy
- Noah Emmerich as Scott Anderson
- Uma Thurman as Katherine Newman
- Ross McCall as Owen Neilssen
- Mandip Gill as Sonia Chopra
- Parth Thakerar as Shiv Kapoor
- Faraz Ayub as Ajay Kapoor
- Kulvinder Ghir as Rakesh Kapoor
- Ben Bailey Smith as Joe Gibson
- Martin Savage as Reuben Carson
- Ian McElhinney as Sean’s Grandad
- Dominic Tighe as Steve McAllister
- Bijan Daneshmand as Masoud Ghorbani
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"Persons of Interest"||Chris Long||Rob Williams||February 4, 2022|
|2||"Room for Doubt"||Chris Long||Rob Williams||February 4, 2022|
|3||"Strangers"||Stefan Schwartz||Terry Cafolla||February 11, 2022|
|4||"The Devil You Know"||Stefan Schwartz||Megan Gallagher||February 18, 2022|
|5||"What Does a Kidnapper Look Like?"||Stefan Schwartz||Nick Leather||February 25, 2022|
|6||"Be the Gray Man"||Chris Long||Terry Cafolla||March 4, 2022|
|7||"Questions of Trust"||Chris Long||Nick Leather||March 11, 2022|
|8||"Unmasked"||Chris Long||Megan Gallagher||March 18, 2022|
In July 2019, Apple TV+ announced the development of an English-language version of award-winning Israeli thriller False Flag, created by Maria Feldman and Amit Cohen, with Keshet International, the distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, the same company behind the original Hebrew-language series. In March 2020, Apple ordered an eight-part series to be produced by Keshet's British production arm, Keshet UK, and directed by Chris Long, with Rob Williams serving as showrunner. Both also executive produced along with Howard Burch, Avi Nir, Anna Winger, Maria Feldman, Amit Cohen and Liat Benasuly. The show was cancelled by Apple TV+ in July 2023.
Along with the series order in March 2020, Uma Thurman was cast to star in Suspicion, with Kunal Nayyar, Noah Emmerich, Georgina Campbell, Elyes Gabel, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Angel Coulby also joining the cast. In November 2020, it was reported that Tom Rhys Harries had joined the cast.
As of March 2020, production had reportedly begun in the United Kingdom on Suspicion, but had to be suspended due the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2020, Apple was reportedly preparing to restart filming in England, with filming confirmed to have started in November 2020 in Brixham. Filming also occurred in New York City in May 2021, with several cast members being seen on set in Central Park, Washington Square Park, and the Upper East Side. Season one concluded filming on May 18, 2021.
The eight-part series premiered with two episodes being released on Apple TV+ on Friday, 4 February 2022, with the remaining six episodes airing every Friday thereafter.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 50% of 24 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.20/10. The website's consensus reads: "While this espionage thriller achieves a genuine atmosphere of paranoia, it is dogged by the Suspicion that star Uma Thurman is being wasted on a shallow mystery."
The Hollywood Reporter's Angie Han writes, "Suspicion is broadly competent, in that the dialogue is serviceable, the performances unobjectionable (though those watching for Thurman should be warned she’s barely in it at all), the narrative easy enough to follow." Barbara Ellen of The Observer said the drama was "undone by erratic drama and nonsensical themes". The Wall Street Journal's Dorothy Rabinowitz was more complimentary, dubbing it "ambitious".
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