Uma Thurman doesn’t trust anyone in this Apple TV + miniseries

Although we open with a flower wedding, the trailer for “Suspicion” wastes no time in tips; this series is neither light nor soft, it is all the intensity and the soapy drama. Uma Thurman plays the role of a prominent businesswoman at the center of a national scandal: her son has been mysteriously kidnapped. Suspicion quickly turned to four British citizens who were in the New York hotel at the time of the crime. Bound together by police and media attention, the four strangers attempt to prove their innocence as Thurman’s character grapples with the gravity of his predicament.

Maybe that’s because the show is British and packed with political melodrama, but the trailer reminded me of “Bodyguard” with Richard Madden. Equally preoccupied with the political conspiracy, this show turned out to be a delightful surprise with big spreads and explosive revelations around every corner. And based on this synopsis, the same could be said for “Suspicion”:

“When the son of a prominent American businesswoman (Thurman) is kidnapped from a New York hotel, the eye of suspicion quickly falls on four seemingly ordinary British citizens who were at the hotel on the night in question. As they find themselves on a trans-Atlantic Cat and Mouse Race to escape the combined forces of the National Crime Agency and the FBI to prove their innocence, it becomes clear that one cannot trust everyone. Who is really behind the mysterious kidnapping, and who is only guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? “

If this ensemble cast sounds familiar to you, it’s because it has certainly appeared on your screen in the past. In addition to Thurman, “Suspicion” stars Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”, “Sanjay and Craig”) as Aadesh Chopra, Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”) as Scott Anderson, Georgina Campbell (“Black Mirror”) as Natalie Thompson, Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of SHIELD”) as Tara McAllister, Tom Rhys-Harries (“White Lines”) as Eddie Walker, Elyes Gabel (“Scorpion” ) as Sean Tilson and Angel Coulby (“Dancing on the Edge”) as Vanessa Okoye.

“Suspicion” hits Apple TV + on February 4, 2022.

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