First look at Jenna in The Cry
As filming has started for The Cry staring Jenna, here are the first shots of Jenna in her role as Joanna. The show is currently being filmed in both Melbourne, Australia and Glasgow. We're still not sure when the four-part drama will hit our screens but by the looks of it, it will be very emotional!
What's Jenna's new role, and will she be leaving Victoria?
If you’re a fan of Jenna Coleman in Victoria (or back when she was a whippersnapper in Emmerdale!) then you’ll want to know all about The Cry – her newest TV project.
The actress will be starring in the new BBC adaptation of the thrilling 2013 book The Cry, by Helen Fitzgerald.
The book is a psychological thriller that follows Joanna and her husband Alistair who are forced into a waking nightmare after their new-born baby is abducted from a small coastal town in Australia. The loss of their baby boy, as you would imagine, throws their lives and marriage into turmoil.
Jenna will play Joanna, and has said that reading the script felt like: ‘walking a tightrope, racing page to page, unsettling, unknowable, uncomfortable and thrilling.’
Other cast members will include Australian actor Ewen Leslie, best known for Top of the Lake, who will play Alistair.
It will be filmed around Glasgow and Melbourne. The adaptation by the BBC will be in four parts, written by Jacquelin Perske. It will be directed by Glendyn Ivin.
Does this mean Jenna Coleman is leaving Victoria?
Thankfully not! Fans of the historical drama will be relieved to know that she’s not planning to hang up her crown anytime soon. We’re currently not sure whether the drama will, at some point, need to change to an older actress to portray the queen (in the style of The Crown) but at present Jenna is set to remain in the throne.
She has said: “I don’t know how long I could play her. It’s an unusual show and I think we may be feeling it out as we go along…
“There are other things I’d love to explore at some point. But this show just keeps getting better and better, and right now I feel there’s so much more here.”
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