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Jodie Comer's New Drama 'Talking Heads' Starts This Week - And It's One For 'Killing Eve' Fans

 Jodie Comer's New Drama 'Talking Heads' Starts This Week - And It's One For 'Killing Eve' Fans

Killing Eve fans will be pleased to hear that Jodie Comer is returning to screens in a brand new BBC drama.

Named Talking Heads, the series is a modern retelling of the 1988 Alan Bennett TV series, and stars Jodie along with a number of well known faces - each performing a series of dramatic monologues.

Watch a trailer below:

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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".

Jodie Comer is joining an all-star cast (Credit: BBC)
Jodie Comer is joining an all-star cast (Credit: BBC)

Premiering at 9pm on Tuesday 23rd June, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Tamsin Greig, Martin Freeman and Lucian Msamati will all be starring, alongside Jodie.

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All the cast shot their short monologues while social distancing, and used the Beeb's EastEnders set, which is currently empty.

Funnily enough, Jodie Comer filmed her extract in the Queen Vic bedroom. It truly is the crossover we never saw coming!

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In the series, Jodie takes on the role of Lesley in Her Big Chance, which first aired in 1988.

An aspiring actress, Lesley thinks she's discovered her perfect role and reflects on how the gig fell at her feet.

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Killing Eve fans now have another series to watch Jodie in (Credit: BBC)
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But as her story goes on, the audience may be surprised to hear what the job actually is.

Speaking about filming during the pandemic, Jodie said: "The biggest adjustment was the stillness. Usually on set there is a lot of chaos and noise, but as there were less people on set due to social distancing rules, it was very peaceful.

"This took some getting used to. Normally you have to zone yourself out of the noise to focus, but it was so quiet which threw me off balance to begin with."

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All episodes are filmed abiding by social distancing rules (Credit: BBC)
All episodes are filmed abiding by social distancing rules (Credit: BBC)

"I thought it was a wonderful idea from the BBC to bring audiences new content at this time, and I was itching to get off my sofa and do something creative," she went on.

Talking Heads starts on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday 23rd June, featuring Imelda Staunton in A Lady of Letters and Sarah Lancashire in An Ordinary Woman.

All 12 Talking Heads episodes will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer, too.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV News, Jodie Comer, TV Entertainment

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