UK drama The Cry, which films episodes in Australia, will air on ABC in early February.
The psychological thriller under Aussie s director Glendyn Ivin and writer Jacquelin Perske, follows the lives of a young couple, Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie). The cast also includes Asher Keddie, Alex Dimitriades & Shareena Clanton.
All four episodes will be available to binge on ABC iview (likely to follow the first episode).
Based on the novel by Helen FitzGerald, over six-million people tuned into watch The Cry when it premiered on BBC One last year. Its also notched up a staggering 10 million plus plays via BBCs i-player and gone on to enjoy international critical acclaim airing on the Sundance channel in the US, with audiences and critics alike embracing this enthralling series.
Joanna and Alistair travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia to see Alistair’s mother, Elizabeth (Stella Gonet) and to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (Markella Kavenagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (Asher Keddie).
However, when their baby disappears, it triggers Joanna’s psychological breakdown and in the glare of global media speculation and judgement, it changes her and her marriage forever.
But just what did happen to baby Noah?
Production Credits: Synchronicity Films Production for BBC One made in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, December Media, Film Victoria and Creative Scotland. Directed by Glendyn Ivin and written by Jacquelin Perske. Produced by Brian Kaczynski for Synchronicity Films and Stuart Menzies for December Media. Executive Producers Claire Mundell for Synchronicity Films and BBC One Executive Producers Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Gaynor Holmes.
Sunday 3 February, 8.30pm on ABC.