EXCLUSIVE: Emily Hampshire has landed the lead role in Never Saw It Coming, a suspense thriller to be directed by Gail Harvey based on Linwood Barclay’s 2013 novel. Shooting is set to start next week in Sudbury, Ontario.

Hampshire, who more than holds her own alongside the likes of Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott in the Pop comedy series Schitt’s Creek, will star as Keisha Ceylon, an opportunistic psychic who finds herself too much in the middle of a murder case in a small town and must find a way out unscathed.

MCE Inc’s Marina Cordoni and Harvey via her Straight Shooters Productions are producing with the support of Telefilm Canada, The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, Prodigy Pictures, Rolling Pictures and the Canadian Federal and Provincial Tax credits. Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures’ Steven Pasternak and Rolling Pictures’ Michael Forsey are executive producers.

The Montreal-born Hampshire has won a pair of Canadian Screen Awards for Schitt’s Creek, which was just renewed for a fourth season, and she also is on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys. She’s next up on the big screen in Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Kit Harington and Jessica Chastain.

She is repped by Primary Wave Entertainment, Creative Drive Artists and K.L. Benzakein Talent.