BBC One has released first-look images of its new crime thriller The Serpent, which is set to debut later this year.
The six-part drama, which is inspired by real events, tells the story of how French serial killer Charles Sobhraj was eventually captured by international authorities in the 1970s and features a star-studded cast.
French actor Tahar Rahim (The Looming Tower) stars as Sobhraj, alongside Jenna Coleman (Victoria, The Cry) as his partner Marie-Andrée Leclerc. Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach) plays Herman Knippenberg – a junior diplomat based at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok – who seeks to bring Sobhraj to justice, while Ellie Bamber (The Trial of Christine Keeler) plays the role of his wife, Angela.
The drama follows Sobhraj, the chief suspect in a series of unsolved murders of young Western travellers across Asia, as he repeatedly slips the grasp of the authorities worldwide to become Interpol’s most wanted man.
Knippenberg unwittingly walks into the suspect’s intricate web of crime and sets off “an extraordinary chain of events that saw Knippenberg seek to bring Sobhraj to justice for his terrible crimes”.
Richard Warlow and Toby Finlay – the writers behind BBC One’s Ripper Street – penned the crime drama, which is a joint production between BBC One and Netflix.
The series is directed by Tom Shankland (Les Misérables miniseries) and Hans Herbots (Sky One’s Riviera), and was filmed on location in Thailand.
The cast also features Tim McInnerny, Alice Englert, Mathilde Warnier, Gregoire Isvarine, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Fabien Frankel in key roles across the series.
The Serpent will air on BBC One later this year
Check the pictures in our gallery:
Television Productions > The Serpent (2020) > Stills
We have updated our gallery with the missing stills of Jenna in “The Cry”! We will add the episode screencaptures shortly!
Check the pictures in our gallery:
BBC MEDIA CENTRE – Filming in Scotland and Australia and directed by Glendyn Ivin (Safe Harbour, Gallipoli, The Beautiful Lie), The Cry is the first scripted television commission for Scottish-based production company Synchronicity Films.
Joanna (Coleman) and her husband Alistair (Leslie), travel with their baby from Scotland to Australia to see Alistair’s mother, Elizabeth (Gonet) and to fight for custody of Alistair’s daughter Chloe (Kavenagh) against his Australian ex-wife Alexandra (Keddie). However, when they arrive in Australia, Joanna and Alistair are forced to face an unthinkable tragedy that changes 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, say: “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.”
Claire Mundell, Executive Producer for Synchronicity Films, says: “I am delighted to have such a talented cast joining Jenna, Ewen and the team. It’s so exciting to have such brilliant Scottish actors as Stella and Sophie joining our absolutely stellar Australian cast Asher, Alex, Markell and Shareena and to tell this thrilling story which spans the two countries. The start of shooting marks an incredible moment for our company as we start production on what is a truly international drama with Scottish roots. We could not be more thrilled to be shooting the show in the incredible Australian light of Melbourne, and contrasting that with the beautiful West End of Glasgow.”
The Cry is a 4×60’ drama written by Jacquelin Perske. The drama will be produced by Brian Kaczynski and Executive Produced by Claire Mundell for Synchronicity Films and Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Gaynor Holmes for BBC One. The Cry is currently being filmed in and around Melbourne and Glasgow with the support of Film Victoria and Creative Scotland. DRG hold the distribution rights. Stuart Menzies and December Media are the local Australian producer and ABC is the Australian broadcaster.
A new promotional image for Queen Victoria has been released online,I’ve added the promo image to our gallery enjoy!
The first two Episode Stills of Jenna’s new ITV Drama “Queen Victoria” have been released and uploaded to our gallery,enjoy!
We have finally got a first look of Jenna in her upcoming role “Queen Victoria” I’ve added a HQ image to our gallery,enjoy! You can view it by clicking on the thumbnail below.:)