Cruel Summer. Inspired by true events. Danny (Richard Pawulski), a teenager with autism, escapes the inner city for the beautiful countryside as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Little does he know, that bitter Nicholas (Danny Miller Emmerdale) is hunting him, stemming from a lie created by the enamoured and envious Julia (Natalie Martins) and newboy Calvin (Reece Douglas Waterloo Road). As the three close in on Danny, Nicholas’ behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and violent, Julia and Calvin must decide whether to go through with Nicholas’ deadly plan.