The Cry, which premiered on ABC over the weekend, is being hailed as one of the TV events of the year. The television adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's book of the same name stars Asher Keddie and Jenna Coleman.
The series portrays couple Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) leave Scotland with their baby son Noah to visit Australia to visit Alistair’s mother, Elizabeth (Stella Gonet). They are also there to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (Markella Kavanagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (Asher Keddie).
Once they arrive in the small Australian town for the visit, baby Noah mysteriously disappears from the back of their rental car, a situation which triggers Joanna’s psychological breakdown. The couple then faces the glare of global media speculation and judgement, which changes both Joanna and her marriage forever.
The narrative skips around, flashing backwards – showing how Alistair and Joanna got together during the breakdown of his marriage to Alex – and forwards to a court case stemming from the disappearance. As different perspectives of the same scenes are shown, the audience is kept guessing about exactly what happened, without the plot ever being too confusing to follow.
The Cry has already aired overseas, with over 6 million people tuning in to watch the premiere on BBC One.
The series is available to binge on ABC iview.
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This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.