Former Holby City actor Jimmy Akingbola joins the cast of new ITV drama Cheat, as DI Hammond.

Jimmy Akingbola as DI Hammond © ITV,TWO BROTHERS PICTURES

Akingbola played the role of Antoine Malick in BBC One’s medical drama Holby City from 2011 until 2013 before making a brief return in 2016.

Four-part miniseries CHEAT begins filming this month and screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull skillfully writes each of the thrilling episodes.

At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly), and her student Rose (Molly Windsor), when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat will keep audiences guessing from the start, exploring just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost.

Louise Hooper will direct and Two Brothers’ Lydia Hampson is Producing.

Katherine Kelly is known for her work in Strike Back, Him and The Night Manager, whilst Molly Windsor recently won a BAFTA for her role in Three Girls. Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans, The Secret Agent, Mr Selfridge) also joins the cast as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, James, whilst Lorraine Ashbourne (Unforgotten, The Interceptor, Silent Witness) and Peter Firth (Spooks, Strike Back, Victoria) play her parents Angela and Michael. Adrian Edmondson (Bancroft, Retribution, War & Peace) takes the role of Rose’s father, William.

There is a total of 4 episodes of Cheat, starting on the 11th March at 9pm.
You can catch all episodes on the ITV Hub.