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10th Aug 2021

Jodie Comer’s dark new drama lands on Channel 4 soon

We cannot wait to watch this.

There is simply no denying the star power of Jodie Comer.

The Liverpool actress first caught our attention as Kate, the mistress of Bertie Carvel’s character on BBC’s Dr Foster. Later, she took centre stage, and attracted critical acclaim for TV’s most charming assassin Villanelle opposite Sandra Oh on Killing Eve.

Now, the first look for the star’s newest drama Help has dropped, and it seems Jodie Comer fans are in for a treat once more.

Her co-star, Stephen Graham posted a promotional image for Help on Twitter and teased that it would be coming soon to Channel 4.

The actor wrote: “Thank you to each and every person who helped to make this.”

Help is the brainchild of Jack Thorne, the English screenwriter behind His Dark Materials, and director Mark Munden of Utopia fame.

The two-hour long drama, which is set in March 2020, will follow Comer and Graham’s characters as they navigate the coronvirus pandemic, and it’s safe to say we’re already hooked.

Jodie plays Sarah, a care home worker and Stephen plays Tony, one of her residents with Young Onset Alzheimer’s.

The show’s synopsis gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Help.

It 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.”

Comer spoke about the importance of this story ahead of its release on Channel 4.

The actress said: “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.”

A release date has not yet been given, but this definitely seems like one to watch.