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First Look At Jodie Comer And Stephen Graham's New Channel 4 Drama

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First Look At Jodie Comer And Stephen Graham's New Channel 4 Drama

If you're looking to get hooked on a new drama, then look no further.

Channel 4 has got a new TV film coming out called Help and it stars two of our favourite actors, Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham.

And Stephen took to Twitter to reveal the first image from the drama.

"Coming soon @Channel4 Jodie @jackthorne & @marcmunden Thank you to each and every person who helped to make this," tweeted Stephen alongside a first-look snap.

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Check out the newly-revealed shot below.

Stephen tweeted the first picture from the upcoming drama (Credit: Twitter/Channel 4)
Stephen tweeted the first picture from the upcoming drama (Credit: Twitter/Channel 4)

The one-off two-hour drama is written by Jack Thorne, who is known for His Dark Materials, and is set in Jodie and Stephen's hometown of Liverpool.

Jodie stars as care home worker Sarah, who forms a connection with one of the residents Tony, played by Stephen Graham, who is facing Young Onset Alzheimer's.

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Directed by Marc Munden, who also directed Utopia, the drama follows the pair as March 2020 hits and they have to face the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jodie Comer stars in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Shutterstock)
Jodie Comer stars in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Shutterstock)

The official synopsis reads, "A determined Sarah goes to extraordinary lengths to protect those in her care, whose conditions make their suffering and isolation all the more traumatic.

"But the staff's unwavering commitment, compassion and heroic efforts can only do so much, and Sarah is pushed into a dark corner and desperately looks for a way out."

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Speaking on his involvement in the series, Stephen Graham said in a statement, "Jack is one of the greatest and most truthful writers of our generation and in Help, he has crafted a profoundly important piece of social realism.

Stephen Graham stars as care home resident Tony in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Shutterstock)
Stephen Graham stars as care home resident Tony in the Channel 4 drama (Credit: Shutterstock)

"I've wanted to work with Jodie for ages, and together we're hugely passionate about shining a light on one of the biggest tragedies of our time and the people at the heart of it."

Meanwhile, Killing Eve star Jodie added that she was "thrilled to be working alongside Stephen" in the hit, adding that it was a "real honour" to bring the "relevant and emotive" story to TV screens.

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"We're determined to do justice to so many of the untold stories and heroes that have been affected as a result of this crisis and to handle them with care," said Jodie.

The exact release date has yet to be revealed but we'll be keeping an eye out for it.

Sounds like a must-watch to us.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: TV and Film, Jodie Comer, Channel 4

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