Hex on UKTV

UKTV – Saturdays from 23 January, 9.30pm

A highly-acclaimed, hour-long drama series that tells the chilling story of one girl’s exploration of the supernatural and her own sexual awakening at a remote English boarding school.

A shy social outcast, Cassandra “Cassie” Hughes desperately wants to fit in at her cliquey English boarding school, Medenham Hall. Longing to be popular, but only truly loved by her lesbian roommate and best friend Thelma, she goes to great lengths to be accepted by the “in crowd.” But, when Cassie attempts to dress and even act differently, Thelma finds her behaviour shameful, and cannot believe she would even want to be friends with the superficial people that have treated both of them badly.

While stopping for a cigarette in one of the old buildings on campus, Cassie’s future is forever altered when she unearths some hidden ancient artefacts – a discovery she soon realises is no accident as she finds that it has left her cursed with supernatural powers that have a terrifying link to the past. Once she begins to recognize the extent of her new abilities, Cassie is both bewildered and terrified by the visions and voices that begin haunting her. Still, she cannot deny that life as a student endowed with mystical powers is infinitely more interesting, especially once she learns how to use them to manipulate the people and situations around her.

However, Cassie’s tragic fate is sealed by the appearance of Azazeal – the leader of the Nephelim, fallen angels who were banished from heaven for tasting the pleasures of mortal women, and who kidnaps Thelma in order to get to the one human sacrifice he’s really after…Cassie. But when Cassie confronts him and demands to see her friend, it’s Thelma who is killed instead.

Now without her best friend, Cassie is left alone to fight against the powerful forces that threaten her existence – until Thelma comes back as a ghost. So, as Thelma vows to protect her from those who seek to destroy her, Cassie embarks on the ultimate journey of discovery as the man she should fear most finds a way into her heart and places her on a collision course with tragedy.

Starring: Christina Cole (Agatha Christie’s Poirot) and Jemima Rooper (Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Silent Witness, Lost in Austen).

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