DRG and Synchronicity are please to announce a major pre-sale for The Cry with Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high quality dramas and crime thrillers. Sundance Now will be the exclusive home to the series in the U.S. The four-part drama, produced by the UK’s Synchronicity Films, was commissioned by BBC One and is being co-produced with ABC in Australia. It is due to premiere in the autumn of 2018.
Based on Helen FitzGerald’s best-selling book of the same name, The Cry is a powerful psychological thriller starring Victoria and former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman and Ewen Leslie from Top of the Lake: China Girl. Filmed in Scotland and Australia, it tells the story of Joanna (Coleman) and Alistair (Leslie), parents to a newborn son, who find themselves at the centre of an unthinkable tragedy. As they face the glare of public scrutiny, alongside this deeply personal trauma, the consequences of the tragedy succeed in changing their lives and their relationship forever.
The gripping screenplay for the series has been written by Jacquelin Perske (The Secret Life of Us), with Glendyn Ivin (Gallipoli) directing and Brian Kaczynski (Peaky Blinders) producing. Executive producers are Synchronicity’s Claire Mundell (Weekend, The Party’s Just Beginning, Only You), Gaynor Holmes (Trust Me) and Elizabeth Kilgarriff (McMafia).