AIRDATE | Must watch drama THE CRY with Jenna Coleman, Asher Keddie and Alex Dimitriades

Chloe (Markella Kavenagh) and Alexandra (Asher Keddie)
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The ABC has confirmed the hotly anticipated drama series The Cry will finally get its Australian premiere this February.

Based on the novel by Helen FitzGerald, The Cry is a co-production between BBC One and the ABC. 

Over six-million people tuned in when it premiered on BBC One last year.  Its also notched up a staggering 10 million plus plays via BBCs i-player and gone on to enjoy international critical acclaim airing on the Sundance channel in the US, with audiences and critics alike embracing this enthralling series.

With outstanding performances from the stellar cast of Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) and Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, Safe Harbour) as well as multi-award-winning actors Asher Keddie and Alex Dimitriades, the four-part psychological thriller follows the lives of a young couple, Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Ewen Leslie).

Joanna (Jenna Coleman) mobbed by media

Joanna and Alistair 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 their baby disappears, it triggers Joanna’s psychological breakdown and in the glare of global media speculation and judgement, it changes her and her marriage forever. 

But just what did happen to baby Noah?

Tune into ABC and iview, Sunday 3 February, 8.30pm to find out.

All four episodes of The Cry will be available to binge on ABC iview, from Feb 3 so audiences won’t have to wait for each gripping instalment.