Jenna Coleman has been announced to lead BBC One’s new drama ‘The Cry’.
Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie are set to star in ‘The Cry’, a four-part thrilling, psychological BBC One drama written by Jacquelin Perske.
‘The Cry’ has been adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald.
Joanna (Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Leslie) deal with unthinkable tragedy under the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives when their newborn baby is abducted from a small coastal town in Australia – changing their lives and their marriage forever.
It is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman, exposing the myths and truths of motherhood.
Jenna Coleman, best known for her role as Clara Oswald in Doctor Who and Queen Victoria in ITV’s Victoria, said: “I first read Jacquelin Perske’s script on a plane, it felt like walking a tightrope, racing page to page, unsettling, unknowable, uncomfortable, and thrilling.
“I look forward to tackling this challenge and bringing it to the screen with such a talented team in Glendyn Ivin, Brian Kaczynski and Claire Mundell with Synchronicity Films and the BBC.”
Ewen Leslie said: “From Helen FitzGerald’s addictive and exciting novel, to Jacquelin Perske’s beautifully written scripts, I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the amazing team that has been formed to bring these complicated characters and thrilling story to the screen.
“Synchronicity Films have a great track record in producing high quality drama and Glendyn Ivin is without a doubt one of the most exciting directors working today. I’m over the moon that they’ve asked me to join this amazing project.”