The Girl Before’s trailer sees Gugu Mbatha-Raw trying to piece together a mystery about a house

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo were both seen in the trailer for the upcoming miniseries The Girl Before, which was released on HBO Max’s official YouTube account on Wednesday.

In the clip, the 38-year-old actress portrayed a woman who moves into a peculiar house and slowly comes to terms with its mysterious past.

The four-part miniseries is based on J.P. Delaney’s 2016 novel of the same name and is scheduled to be released on the HBO Max streaming service.

Showing up: Gugu Mbatha-Raw and David Oyelowo were both seen in the trailer for the upcoming miniseries The Girl Before, which was released on HBO Max’s official YouTube account on Wednesday

The trailer begins with Jane Cavendish, portrayed by Mbatha-Raw, viewing an impressively designed modern-style house with a realtor.

She then asks the realtor about the residence’s architect, and is told that he personally interviews any prospective tenants.

Edward, played by Oyelowo, then remarks that Cavendish just may be ‘the right fit’ for the house before expressing that his projects ‘make demands of people.’

He then discloses that data will be automatically compiled on her behavior in order to ‘improve the user experience.’

Impressive digs: The trailer begins with Jane Cavendish, portrayed by Mbatha-Raw, viewing an impressively designed modern-style house with a realtor

Impressive digs: The trailer begins with Jane Cavendish, portrayed by Mbatha-Raw, viewing an impressively designed modern-style house with a realtor

Ominous: Edward, played by Oyelowo, then remarks that Cavendish just may be 'the right fit' for the house before expressing that his projects 'make demands of people'

Ominous: Edward, played by Oyelowo, then remarks that Cavendish just may be ‘the right fit’ for the house before expressing that his projects ‘make demands of people’

Cavendish is then seen speaking to a friend and comments that living in a new sort of way may ‘help’ her in various aspects of her life.

She then tells an offscreen character that she and the house are ‘a good match for each other’ before receiving numerous flower arrangements for someone named Emma.

It is then revealed that a young woman named Emma Matthews and her partner Simon, portrayed by Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy, previously resided in the house, and their behaviors are quickly shown.

Cavendish later confronts Edward about the matter and asks him if he knew Emma, and one of her friends comments that she looks strikingly similar to Matthews.

Changing up: Cavendish is then seen speaking to a friend and comments that living in a new sort of way may 'help' her in various aspects of her life

Changing up: Cavendish is then seen speaking to a friend and comments that living in a new sort of way may ‘help’ her in various aspects of her life

In the past: It is then revealed that a young woman named Emma Matthews and her partner Simon, portrayed by Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy, previously resided in the house, and their behaviors are quickly shown

In the past: It is then revealed that a young woman named Emma Matthews and her partner Simon, portrayed by Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy, previously resided in the house, and their behaviors are quickly shown 

Revelations: Cavendish later confronts Edward about the matter and asks him if he knew Emma, and one of her friends comments that she looks strikingly similar to Matthews

Revelations: Cavendish later confronts Edward about the matter and asks him if he knew Emma, and one of her friends comments that she looks strikingly similar to Matthews

After the architect gives Mbatha-Raw’s character a pearl necklace, an offscreen character remarks that he may be ‘acting out the same psychodrama with new players allotted the same role.’

Edward then states that he has implemented ‘these rules for a reason. They are there to help us do the right thing. Even when it’s hard,’ before looking at a model of Cavendish living in a smaller version of the house.

She goes on to have an argument with the architect regarding his rules, and begins to piece Emma’s mystery together.

After Cavendish expresses that she will not be able to follow all of Edward’s requirements because ‘life doesn’t work like that,’ he emotionally exclaims: ‘Then make it work like that!’

Intentions: After the architect gives Mbatha-Raw's character a pearl necklace, an offscreen character remarks that he may be 'acting out the same psychodrama with new players allotted the same role'

Intentions: After the architect gives Mbatha-Raw’s character a pearl necklace, an offscreen character remarks that he may be ‘acting out the same psychodrama with new players allotted the same role’

Tension: After Cavendish expresses that she will not be able to follow all of Edward's requirements because 'life doesn't work like that,' he emotionally exclaims: 'Then make it work like that!'

Tension: After Cavendish expresses that she will not be able to follow all of Edward’s requirements because ‘life doesn’t work like that,’ he emotionally exclaims: ‘Then make it work like that!’

The architect is then heard ominously declaring that ‘there is a pattern. It may not be over.’

Cavendish later finds a small room of which she was previously unaware, and finds a message reading ‘help me’ chillingly scrawled into the wall.

She is then seen standing by herself in the house and asking if there are any other individuals present before a rapid-fire montage is shown, in which Edward smashes his model and prepares to kiss her, where the trailer ends.

Development on The Girl Before was initially announced in 2015, when Ron Howard was set to direct a film adaptation of the novel.

Not the first time: The architect is then heard ominously declaring that 'there is a pattern. It may not be over'

Not the first time: The architect is then heard ominously declaring that ‘there is a pattern. It may not be over’

Eventful: She is then seen standing by herself in the house and asking if there are any other individuals present before a rapid-fire montage is shown, in which Edward smashes his model and prepares to kiss her, where the trailer ends

Eventful: She is then seen standing by herself in the house and asking if there are any other individuals present before a rapid-fire montage is shown, in which Edward smashes his model and prepares to kiss her, where the trailer ends

First try: Development on The Girl Before was initially announced in 2015, when Ron Howard was set to direct a film adaptation of the novel

First try: Development on The Girl Before was initially announced in 2015, when Ron Howard was set to direct a film adaptation of the novel

He later departed the project, which was taken over by Delaney himself, and the author served as the show’s creator, co-writer and executive producer.

Filming took place last spring, with Bristol serving as a primary shooting location.

The Girl Before initially premiered on BBC One last year and ran for four straight days, with its finale airing on December 22nd.

The project is currently set to be made available for streaming on HBO Max on February 10th. 

Future release: The project is currently set to be made available for streaming on HBO Max on February 10th

Future release: The project is currently set to be made available for streaming on HBO Max on February 10th

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