New BBC drama The Cry to film in Australia

New psychological drama is triggered by the abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia.

An upcoming BBC drama, The Cry, will film in both Australia and Scotland.

Written by Jacquelin Perske (Spirited, Deadline Gallipoli, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Love My Way) the project is adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald and produced by Scottish-based production company Synchronicity Films.

The four-part drama it is described as a psychological drama that chronicles the collapse of a marriage in the aftermath of a tragedy, and explores the myths and truths of motherhood. The abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman – Joanna – as she and her husband, Alistair, deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives.

Claire Mundell, Creative Director of Synchronicity Films, says: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the BBC and the outstanding talent of our writer Jacquelin Perske (pictured), to bring Helen FitzGerald’s compelling novel The Cry to the small screen in what will be an emotional rollercoaster of a story.”

Filming will take place in Australia next year.

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