Channel 5 has greenlit a new drama, Love Rat, which begins filming in Cyprus later this month.

Chalkboard's scripted sister company, Clapperboard, is producing the 4 x 60 drama with eOne distributing internationally.

The phycological thriller follows recently-divorced Emma (Sally Lindsay) as she enjoys a whirlwind holiday romance with charming hotel proprietor, Niko (Alexis Georgoulis) in Cyprus.

But when she realises that Niko and his partner-in-crime George (Ramon Tikaram), have scammed her out of her life savings, she embarks on a dangerous mission to get her money back, aided by ex-husband Pete (Neil Morrissey).

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Source: KFTV