Teacher FIRST LOOK: Sheridan Smith stars in Channel 5’s new psychological thriller

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Sheridan Smith stars in the first trailer of her new Channel 5 psychological thriller Teacher.

In the upcoming TV drama, 39-year-old actress will play school educator Jenna who is accused of having a drunken sexual encounter with one of her students.

During the chilling trailer, it sees Sheridan as Jenna face a series of allegations she protests: “I didn’t!”

FIRST WATCH: Sheridan Smith stars in the first trailer of her new Channel 5 psychological thriller Teacher

The trailer shows the character talking to a student in class while another student accuses her of being “creepy.”

They off-camera say, “You’re so scary, you’re always trying to be friends with the kids.”

The trailer also sees the character in a nightclub setting with a college student, while the end of the first-look teaser shows an emotional Sheridan as Jenna says, “I can live again and I will.”

Channel 5 released a recap of the upcoming show earlier this year, writing: “With no memory of the evening in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in discovering the truth about a dark event in her past that continues to haunt her.”

Allegations: In upcoming TV drama, 39-year-old actress will play school educator Jenna who is accused of having a drunken sexual encounter with one of her students

Accusations: In the upcoming TV drama, 39-year-old actress will play school educator Jenna who is accused of having a drunken sexual encounter with one of her students

Accusations: During the chilling trailer, it sees Sheridan as Jenna face a series of allegations against which she protests: 'I didn't do it!'

Accusations: During the chilling trailer, it sees Sheridan as Jenna face a series of allegations against which she protests: ‘I didn’t do it!’

The four-part series, which also includes Strictly Come Dancing star Kelvin Fletcher and Sharon Rooney of My Mad Fat Diary, is expected to air later in 2021.

In addition to Teacher, Channel 5 will also broadcast the following dramas in 2021: Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, Lie With Me starring Charlie Brooks, The Holiday starring Jill Halfpenny and The Reluctant Madame Blanc starring Sally Lindsay.

Speaking of the upcoming shows, Sebastian Cardwell, SVP, Deputy Director of Programs said: “I’m excited to bring this wealth of talent to the channel and this trailer is just a taste of what’s to come from our upcoming dramas in 2021.

“I can’t wait for the public to see them later this year.”

'Creepy': The trailer then shows the character talking to a student in class while another student accuses her of being 'creepy'

‘Creepy’: The trailer then shows the character talking to a student in class while another student accuses her of being ‘creepy’

More dramas: In addition to Teacher, Channel 5 will also broadcast the following dramas in 2021 - Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel (pictured)

More dramas: In addition to Teacher, Channel 5 will also broadcast the following dramas in 2021 – Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel (pictured)

New Drama: Lie With Me Starring Charlie Brooks Also Coming Later This Year

New Drama: Lie With Me Starring Charlie Brooks Also Coming Later This Year

Sheridan revealed that she finished filming Teacher earlier this year and that it will be her first acting role since she became a mother to son Billy for 12 months.

The actress uploaded a photo from the last day of filming to her Instagram in April as she posed with It’s A Sin star David Fleeshman.

The BAFTA and Olivier award-winning entertainer looked stunning in a short, blue wrap dress as she excitedly pointed to her co-star, 68, who will play her father in the upcoming series.

It's a wrap: Sheridan revealed she finished filming Teacher earlier this year and that it's her first acting role since becoming a mother to son Billy, 12 months (pictured with co-star David Fleeshman)

It’s a wrap: Sheridan revealed she finished filming Teacher earlier this year and that it’s her first acting role since becoming a mother to son Billy, 12 months (pictured with co-star David Fleeshman)

She paired it with a brown suede leather jacket and nude heels that elongated her perfect pins.

In the caption, Sheridan tagged Coronation Street star Richard Fleeshman and wrote, “Me and @rfleeshman’s beautiful talented dad! Playing my pretend daddy! What a great actor to finish a great job with.”

Sheridan welcomed her first child, Billy, with fiancé Jamie Horn in May last year.

Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the pair now live in rented premises in north London.

Motherhood: Sheridan welcomed her first child, Billy, with fiancé Jamie Horn last May mei

Motherhood: Sheridan welcomed her first child, Billy, with fiancé Jamie Horn last May mei

The first-time mum spoke to Mail On Sunday’s YOU Magazine in December, where she opened up about motherhood, saying: ‘I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way before.

“No matter what happened in my career, I’ve always felt insecure, worried about what people thought of me. And now I feel happy. That’s a novelty.

‘I never knew I would be this person – a mother. Things used to seem so complicated, and now everything is suddenly so simple. I love Billy so much. I hold him and he looks at me and I know that he loves me and that he needs me.

‘I’ve been looking for this all my life. I’ve looked in the wrong places – in nightclubs, going out, drinking, pushing myself with work. Now I have found in this little baby that I am at peace with everything.’

In love: Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now live in rented premises in north London

In love: Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now live in rented premises in north London

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