'Killing Eve' Fans Will Love Jodie Comer's New BBC Drama
Talking Heads, a modern retelling of the 1988 TV series written by playwright Alan Bennett, stars Jodie along with a number of well known faces performing a series of dramatic monologues.
According to Deadline, the BBC adaptation is a "coronavirus-inspired reimagining" of Bennett's BAFTA winning series, and while there's little information about the specific monologues, and how closely they'll follow the originals, the outlet notes they'll explore themes of "death, isolation and illness".
Making up the all-star cast is Monica Dolan, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Sarah Lancashire, Lesley Manville, Lucian Msamati, Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Imelda Staunton and Harriet Walter who we can see in character in newly-released teaser pics.
While it hasn't been revealed which role the Killing Eve star will be taking on, her teaser pic shows her looking gorgeous in retro-style hair and makeup, lounging on a bed in a lowly-lit room.
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Produced by London Theatre Company, Talking Heads will air on BBC One from Tuesday 23rd June, launching with a double bill. Following that, the whole 12-part series will be dropping on iPlayer, while episodes will continue airing on TV week-by-week.
The original series of Talking Heads was first broadcast on BBC One in 1988, with a second series following in 1998.
The monologues told the stories of a number of eccentric characters, such as Irene Ruddock, a working class single woman who is sent to prison for her habit of writing too-honest letters to the likes of MPs, the police and the chemist; Susan, an alcoholic vicar's wife who has to travel into Leeds to pay off her debts and ends up having an affair with a nearby grocer; and Graham Whittaker, a middle-aged repressed homosexual who is living with his mother when an old flames moves in and disrupts their status quo.
The critically-acclaimed monologues have since been included on the GCSE English Literature syllabus.
Whichever role Jodie is taking on, we just know she's going to be amazing! We can't wait for this.
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