The Replacement

"The Replacement", a 3 X 60 minute psychological thriller for BBC One, written and directed by Joe Ahearne, made by Left Bank Pictures.

When Ellen, a successful architect in her mid-thirties, falls pregnant, she finds maternity cover in Paula: brilliant, enthusiastic and raring to go. Ellen wants to champion her, but something's not right. Ellen begins to fear for her safety when she suspects her maternity cover has a disturbing agenda. Can her suspicions be explained away as female rivalry and her own insecurity of opting out of work at the top of her game… or do they speak to something deeper?

This chilling mini-series examines the darker side of working women, motherhood and the issues that arise from making "the right choice".

The Replacement is to be produced by Nicole Cauverien and executive produced by Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie for Left Bank Pictures and Polly Hill for BBC One. It will be filming in early summer 2016 in Scotland.

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