First look at ‘Victoria’ star Jenna Coleman in new BBC psychological thriller ‘The Cry’

Filming has begun on the BBC’s new TV adaptation of Helen FitzGerald’s novel The Cry and two new pictures have been released.

The Australian author’s novel has been adapted by writer Jacquelin Perske for BBC One.

The four-part mini-series will be filming in and around Melbourne, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland.

The cast of The Cry is led by Jenna Coleman (Victoria) and Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake).

They’ll be joined by Stella Gonet (The Crown), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena), Asher Keddie (X Men: Origins, Offspring), Alex Dimitriades (Seven Types of Ambiguity), Markella Kavenagh (Romper Stomper) and Shareena Clanton (Wentworth).

The Cry was published in 2013.

The official story synopsis reads: “Joanna (Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Leslie) deal with unthinkable tragedy under the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives when their newborn baby is abducted from a small coastal town in Australia – changing 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, commented: “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. Watching them bring Helen FitzGerald’s gripping, page-turner novel and Jacquelin Perske’s wonderful scripts to life is a joy and we can’t wait for BBC One audiences to see The Cry.”

Jenna Coleman’s Victoria is available now on DVD.

A third season of Victoria will begin filming soon.