Jenna Coleman Filming Helen Fitzgerald’s The Cry

BBC One’s four-part psychological drama The Cry, adapted by Jacquelin Perske from the novel by Helen Fitzgerald, has begun filming in Australia with Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake) in the lead roles.

Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie), 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 they arrive in Australia, Joanna and Alistair are forced to face an unthinkable tragedy that changes 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.

Elizabeth Kilgarriff, BBC Drama Senior Commissioning Editor, and Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama Commissioning Executive, said: “We’re very excited to have started filming in Australia and to have such an incredible array of Australian talent joining Jenna and Ewen, topped off with some of Scotland’s most accomplished actors.”

The Cry is being filming on location in Scotland and Australia.