Best known for her remarkable performances as trained assassin villanelle in BBC’s hit crime drama TV series Killing Eve (2018 – present) and so on, renowned and rising American star on the block Jodie Stephen star in new drama based on COVID-19 pandemic.
The male lead and stalwart actor is well renowned for his realistic and vulnerable depictions of less liked characters for instance Combo in This Is England and prison guard Eric in Time, its an exciting news for fans and drama lovers since both Jodie Stephen star in new drama based on COVID-19 pandemic.
This is so exciting to be seeing a really fresh new pairing of two incredible actors on block in form of Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham and what can be more amazing to know that Jodie Stephen star in new drama based on COVID-19 pandemic.
Both of them are also really good friends and yes it was Stephen who introduced Jodie to his agent Jane Epstein who later on became her agent as well and in her speech whilst winning the coveted BAFTA Award in 2019, Jodie did thank Stephen saying, “Stephen, if I didn’t owe you a pint before then, I do now. Thank you for the generosity you showed me all those years ago and for introducing me to Jane”.
And the time has finally come that we can see our favourite actors on-screen together. The drama named Help which would be airing on Channel 4, is set in Jodie and Stephen’s hometown of Liverpool which is also one of the first dramas to take place during the COVID 19 pandemic wherein audiences would be seeing Jodie playing the role of a care-worker that does form a connection with one of her residents who is going to be essayed by Stephen.
Stephen tweeted that Help will be coming to Channel 4 soon, saying, “Thank you to each and every person who helped to make this”.
Storyline Of Help – Written and helmed by Jack Thorne and Marc Munden, Help takes place in a care home as the Covid-19 pandemic is totally gripping the UK. According to the shows official synopsis, “Help follows a care-worker called Sarah (Jodie Comer) who 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”.
It also states, Sarah has “a special talent for connecting with the residents, including one in particular, 47-year-old Tony [Stephen Graham]. Sarah’s success at managing Tony and the other patients helps build her confidence and restore her self-belief”.
Star cast of drama series Help – With Jodie and Stephen in the lead roles, ensemble star cast of Help has renowned actors Angela Griffin (Coronation Street), Mike Noble (Mr Selfridge), and John McGrellis who all have officially been confirmed.
Stephen talking about Help shares, “Jack Thorne 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. 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”.
Jodie speaking about Help said, “I am of course, thrilled to finally be working alongside Stephen and the supremely talented Jack, Marc and those at Channel 4. For us to be able to explore such a relevant and emotive story through the eyes of such beautifully real characters, and in our home city of Liverpool, is a real honour. 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”.
There’s no release date and teaser or trailer released yet for Help which means that we have to wait a bit more for that.