Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer leads ‘heart-breaking’ new drama Help about care home thrown into chaos by coronavirus

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KILLING Eve’s Jodie Comer is set to star in a “heart-breaking” new drama about a care home thrown into chaos by Covid-19.

The 27-year-old actress and This Is England star Stephen Graham will explore the relationship between a young carer and their patient in Help.

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Jodie Comer will star in Channel 4’s Help to highlight the struggles of care home workers and patients during Covid-19 [/caption]

The new series will be set in a fictional Liverpool care home called Sunshine Homes and will highlight the challenges those in their positions faced when our lives were turned upside down by the deadly bug.

Sarah (Comer) regularly looks after patient Tony (Graham), who has young onset Alzheimers, and she is the only nurse who can calm him down if he has one of his outbursts.

This brings her great joy as she’s always had trouble building relationships with people, whether that be with family or friends, at work or at school.

As her relationship with Tony starts to help build up her confidence in more ways than one, when the UK are put into lockdown, things start to go down hill for Sarah.

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Stephen Graham will play the part of Sarah’s patient called Tony[/caption]

With huge amounts of pressure at work to keep her patients safe and not enough support, Sarah sees her thoughts and feelings spiralling out of control.

Speaking about her new role, which is a far cry from her portrayal of the Villanelle in the popular BBC show, she 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.”


Jodie Comer is most well-known for her portrayal of Villanelle in BBC Three’s Killing Eve[/caption]

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Fans will know Stephen as Andrew “Combo” Gascoigne from This Is England film and TV series[/caption]

BAFTA award-winning writers Jack Thorne and Marc Munden have come together to produce the new drama.

Help will be produced by The Forge, in partnership with One Shoe Films for Channel 4 and has been given the green light by Channel 4’s Head of Drama, Caroline Hollick and Commissioning Editor Lee Mason.

Filming will start next year.

Meanwhile, many Jodie Comer fans have been scratching their heads about when Killing Eve season 4 will drop, considering filming was supposed to resume in August.


Killing Eve season 4’s release date is still to be confirmed[/caption]

Due to the pandemic and the fact that the show is filmed in various locations all over the world, filming has subsequently been put on hold.

But it’s not all bad news as in September Jodie teased that the upcoming season “will be worth the wait”.

As she accepted her award at the TV Choice Awards for best actress, told fans: “I just wanted to pop in and say a huge thank you to everybody who voted for me this year.

“Thank you! Your continued support means so much, and I want you all to know that it doesn’t go unnoticed.

“I hope that we can bring you the season four you deserve sooner rather than later, but it will be worth the wait. In the meantime take care and thank you very much.”




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