Anna Friel has been cast in the drama The Psychopath Next Door.

The show will be written by BAFTA winner Julie Rutterford (ashes to Ashes, Shameless) and is scheduled to be aired on Sky Living this autumn, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The hour-long drama, which is billed as being "creepy and intriguing" will see Friel star as a female psychopath who moves into an ordinary suburban street of families.

ITV Studios executive producer Kate Bartlett said: "This is our first commission for Sky Living and we’re thrilled that Anna Friel will be starring in the lead role as Eve, a glamorous psychopath whose magnetic personality hides her true nature."

The Psychopath Next Door will be directed by Kieron J. Walsh (Jump, Raw).