Watching The Cry, the hit BBC drama coming to Australia via ABC this week, is like being trapped in a stressful yet captivating dream.
While the story is playing out on screen you cannot help but be completely immersed in what’s happening around you, despite the fact your world seems to be tilting and your heart is beating a little too fast for comfort.
Check out the trailer for The Cry below. Post continues after video.
This captivating four-part psychological thriller is based on the novel of the same name by Helen FitzGerald, and stars a wealth of international and Australian talent in a story-line that weaves hectically through the past and the present while also bringing to life every parent’s worst nightmare.
The Cry kicks off when Joanna (played by Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (played by Ewen Leslie) leave Scotland with their baby son Noah to visit Australia to see Alistair’s mother, Elizabeth (played by Stella Gonet). They are also there to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (played by Markella Kavenagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (played by Asher Keddie).
The situation is tense from the start as Joanna is struggling with new motherhood, alone at home with a screaming baby while her older, very controlling husband Alistair is at work.