THE cast of a new drama starring Outlander’s Sam Heughan has been announced.

Heughan is set to star alongside Poldark’s Eleanor Tomlinson in the Channel 4/Starz drama The Couple Next Door.

The thriller series follows Evie (Tomlinson) and Danny (Heughan) as they embark on a steamy affair in a well-to-do neighbourhood.

And more famous faces are set to join the pair, with comedian Hugh Dennis (below) of Outnumbered fame confirmed as well as After Life’s Kate Robbins.

The National: Hugh Dennis

Alfred Enoch of Harry Potter and How To Get Away With Murder is also on board.

Dennis, who is turning to more serious drama performances after making a name for himself on comedy panel shows such as Mock The Week, will play nosey neighbour Alan Richardson.

Robbins, who played Penny in Ricky Gervais’s hit series After Life, will be Alan’s wife Jean.

The show is due to launch later this year on Channel 4.