Coming up on BBC One this weekend you’re going to have a chance to see The Cry episode 1; just prepare yourself for some emotional reactions. This four-part series is an adaptation that is personal, pointed, and very much about relationships.
From the network’s standpoint, a big part of the appeal of this series may be the presence of Victoria and Doctor Who actress Jenna Coleman in a lead role. This is a grounded, present-day role that is very different for her than any other that she has experienced. She’s a new mother who finds herself in a situation that is difficult to fathom — we don’t want to say too much here in fear of giving too much away. Why not take a look at the video below to get a little bit more insight on precisely what is coming?
To go along with that, take a look at the synopsis for the premiere episode — it’s a good jumping-off point to the premiere episode itself:
Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) are a young couple forced to face unthinkable circumstances under the white light of public scrutiny, changing their lives and their relationship forever.
Joanna and Alistair travel from Scotland to Australia with their baby son Noah. They’re going to Melbourne to see Alistair’s mother Elizabeth and to fight for custody of Alistair’s 14 year-old daughter Chloe, from his previous marriage to Alexandra.
Joanna is struggling with life as a new mum and the flight to Melbourne is a huge additional strain on her. Noah cries the whole way, to the very apparent dismay of their fellow travellers.
Exhausted and emotional from the journey the couple finally arrive in Australia, where unforeseen events change their lives forever.
If you are looking for a new British drama series in the wake of Bodyguard ending this past week, it’s possible that The Cry could end up filling that void.
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