The Cry: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
The Cry

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Jenna Coleman tackles a difficult role with compassion and poise, but no matter how insightful it can be, there's no denying The Cry is grim viewing.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 5

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Air date: Oct 23, 2019

Joanna struggles with life as a new mum, and the flight to Melbourne is a huge additional strain. Exhausted and emotional from the journey, the couple finally arrive in Australia, where unforeseen events change their lives forever.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2019

The search for baby Noah leads to an arrest, but it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it seems. -- (C) BBC

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Air date: Nov 6, 2019

Joanna and Alistair become increasingly distressed, as Elizabeth's house is searched. Alistair wants to find out what the police know, as Joanna's strange behavior confuses him.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2019

Joanna and Alistair go back to Scotland under scrutiny from the media. They try to rebuild their lives, but a surprise delivery changes everything.

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Cast & Crew

Shareena Clanton
Detective Jones
Alex Dimitriades
Detective Peter Alexiades
Ewen Leslie
Alistair
Asher Keddie
Alexandra
Moyo Akandé
Defence Lawyer
Kate Dickie
Morven Davis
Nicholas Farrell
David Fossery
Billierose Cachia
Police Officer Woods
Farah Ahmed
Bec Drake
Kim Adis
Air Hostess
David Elliot
Henry McCallum
David Woods
British Journalist
Angela Koo
Clara Smith
Brian Kaczynski
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Critic Reviews for The Cry Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (14)

It set a high benchmark for local drama, a tense, stylistically ambitious domestic noir, family relationships providing the perfect context for this haunting psychological thriller.

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Mostly, we're captivated by Coleman, showing us Joanna's intense emotional pain with the most subtle of reaction shots, while everything Leslie does rings entirely true as well. It's a delicate, fascinating mosaic.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Coleman is a hugely captivating performer, oscillating between extreme vulnerability and strength, from grief to confusion, courage to cowardice.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

On its own terms, the satisfyingly good-looking, pacy and well-played adaptation of Helen Fitzgerald's bestselling thriller succeeds and deserves to do well, not suffer by comparison.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you're looking for something that's emotionally devastating and also riveting as a psychological mystery, you'll be happy that Sundance gave The Cry a chance for you to find it.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a beautifully shaped and rendered drama that evocatively explores the events that have brought Joanna to court in that red dress.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Certainly I can't think of many series where I've been so keen to find out what happens next, without really knowing what's happening now.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The Cry can drag a little at times, and - per the binge-watching model - the big twists and turns tend to come at the end of each episode. It is riveting television, stuck firmly between prestige and trash, like a Lifetime movie produced by HBO.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Coleman's Joanna is alternately grieving or glassy-eyed and then yet utterly poised as a woman finding her peace - or winning retribution. She is matched by Leslie, who mines humanity in a selfish man.

Nov 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The first episode is a packed 55 minutes, which bodes well for the rest of the miniseries.

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're able to stomach a nightmare scenario that not even the blazing Australian sunshine can brighten, there is a compelling commentary on the perils of parenting at the dark heart of The Cry.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The versatile Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) is quite moving, and unnervingly enigmatic, in a four-part BBC drama.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cry: Season 1

  • Apr 26, 2020
    A must watch! Highly recommend this show!!! After this, you have to watch Victoria! Love Jenna Coleman in both!

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