The Woman in the Wall

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  • TV-MA
  • 2023
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (5,241)

"The Woman in the Wall," a gripping psychological thriller miniseries that premiered on Showtime in January 2024, delves into the chilling mystery surrounding a dead body found within the home of a complex and troubled woman. Central Characters: Lorna Brady: Played by the talented Ruth Wilson, Lorna is a solitary woman with a shrouded past. She is haunted by memories of her time spent in the Magdalene Laundries, notorious institutions in Ireland where "fallen women" were forced into labor and subjected to harsh treatment. Struggling with her mental health and plagued by vivid flashbacks, Lorna becomes the central figure in a web of secrets and suspicions.

Detective Colman Akande: Portrayed by Daryl McCormack, Detective Akande arrives from Dublin to investigate the seemingly unrelated murder of an elderly priest. As his investigation deepens, he becomes drawn into Lorna's world and the secrets she harbors.

Story and Setting:

The series unfolds in a small, close-knit town in Ireland, where secrets seem to linger beneath the surface of seemingly quaint lives. The discovery of a dead body in Lorna's home throws the community into disarray, casting suspicion upon her and forcing her to confront the demons of her past.


Trauma and Healing: The series explores the lasting impact of trauma, particularly focusing on Lorna's experiences in the Magdalene Laundries and her ongoing struggle to heal and move forward.

Secrets and Suspense: As the investigation progresses, layered secrets and hidden agendas pertaining to both the body found in Lorna's home and the murder of the priest come to light, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

Justice and Redemption: The pursuit of truth and justice forms a central theme, as Lorna seeks to clear her name and Detective Akande strives to uncover the truth behind both murders.

Style and Tone:

"The Woman in the Wall" employs a suspenseful and atmospheric tone, utilizing flashbacks and dreamlike sequences to delve into Lorna's troubled past and inner world. The series portrays the emotional complexities of its characters and the harsh realities of their experiences with nuance and sensitivity.


With compelling performances, a captivating mystery, and its exploration of complex themes, "The Woman in the Wall" promises to be a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant experience for viewers seeking a suspenseful miniseries with depth and emotional resonance.

The Woman in the Wall is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 27, 2023.

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A Little Resurrection
6. A Little Resurrection
September 24, 2023
We delve into Aoife Cassidy's past, tracing her days in the convent, her peculiar gifts and taking us right to Father Percy's door the night of the murder. But all is not as it seems. Colman and Massey work together to capture the true culprit behind Father Percy's murder - but there are darker figures in the shadows who still walk free. Lorna is close to understanding how her daughter was hidden, but an abrupt end questions her sanity. Finding Aoife at last brings Lorna the peace that she needs, although Colman doesn't see it that way at all. As a final gesture, Colman brings some good news.
Ex Gratia
5. Ex Gratia
September 17, 2023
Lorna and Colman become unusual allies. Piecing together the information that Aoife brought to Kilkinure, along with the evidence from Father Percy's murder case, reveals a widespread system. If they follow the threads, they might be able to find where Lorna's child is. They might solve the mystery of where Aoife is too. But this is bigger than just Lorna and Colman now. Meanwhile, the survivors receive life-changing news and Lorna fears the consequences. Colman's investigation pinpoints an enemy among friends.
The Cruelty Man
4. The Cruelty Man
September 10, 2023
Aoife's body is missing and Lorna is devastated by the news of the death of her child. The search for her daughter's grave becomes ever more fraught. Enlisting Michael to help, the two begin to understand the enormity of what Aoife Cassidy had come to share with the town. Lorna takes matters into her own hands and heads toward the convent, but will she be brave enough to face past demons?Back in Dublin, Colman is reprimanded for his renegade actions. It feels to him that his nightmares are becoming real, and he begins to delve into his own past. A shocking revelation builds a new connection in the case. Does Colman hold the answer that Lorna is looking for?
Knock Knock
3. Knock Knock
September 3, 2023
A survivor's funeral puts Lorna on edge. Her sleeplessness is beginning to get to her. Is she seeing things?Hope then comes through unexpected information about Clemence's daughter, and this might hold the answer to Lorna's child's own fate. But when Lorna finds a new ally it brings her to a devastating truth.Meanwhile, Colman and Massey are at loggerheads. Colman feels that he has the evidence he needs to place Lorna and Aoife together. The net is tightening and Colman is desperate. A final showdown between Lorna and Colman then takes an unexpected turn.
Show Thyself
2. Show Thyself
August 28, 2023
Lorna still hasn't slept, and she has no intention of doing so until she finds out what Aoife Cassidy knew.The town's laundry survivors are campaigning for justice, and Lorna discovers that Aoife spoke to another survivor. Past betrayals emerge to the surface and end in tragedy.Colman and local guard Massey join forces to track down Father Percy's murderer. Key evidence has been destroyed, but Colman identifies his murder suspect as Aoife Cassidy, whilst Lorna's strange behaviour brings her to his attention. And there's something about this town that is really starting to get under Colman's skin.
Back to Life
1. Back to Life
August 27, 2023
Ireland, 2015. When Lorna Brady wakes to find a corpse in her house, she has no idea who the dead woman is or if she's responsible for the apparent murder.Retracing her steps, Lorna realises that the mysterious woman could be linked to her past in the town's Magdalene Laundry. She may even hold the answer to the question Lorna has long craved: what happened to her child? Fearing her sleepwalking escapades, Lorna tries to keep herself awake whilst seeking out the truth.Meanwhile, in Dublin, detective Colman Akande is confronted with the murder of a local priest. Tracking the case brings him across the country and into Lorna's orbit.
Where to Watch The Woman in the Wall
The Woman in the Wall is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Woman in the Wall on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime and FuboTV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 27, 2023
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (5,241)