Best.News.Ever. Asher Keddie finally returns to our TV screens

The Offspring star is the latest addition to the cast of The Cry.

By Stephanie Marinkovic

With the future of Offspring still up in the air, it seems lead actress, Asher Keddie has set her sights elsewhere.

Following her success in the Australian comedy movie, Swinging Safari, the 43-year-old actress has been cast in the upcoming ABC and BBC drama, The Cry.

A four-part miniseries adapted from the novel of the same name, the psychological thriller explores a couple's disintegrating marriage after their baby is abducted during a trip Down Under.

The miniseries follows Joanna (Jenna Coleman) on the verge of a breakdown.
The miniseries follows Joanna (Jenna Coleman) on the verge of a breakdown.

As the case is flung into the spotlight, the couple - played by Victoria star, Jenna Coleman, and Top of the Lake's Ewen Leslie - slowly unravel under the prying eyes of the public.

"[The script] felt like walking a tightrope, racing page to page, unsettling, unknowable, uncomfortable, and thrilling," Jenna told Variety.

Asher, meanwhile, has scored the role of Alexandra, the Australia ex-wife of Ewan Leslie's Alistair and mother to his daughter Chloe.

She is joined by a stellar Australian cast, including Aussie television stalwart, Alex Dimitriades, Wentworth's Shareena Clanton and Markella Kavenagh, of Romper Stomper and soon-to-be Picnic at Hanging Rock fame.

Asher Keddie on the set of *The Cry*.
Asher Keddie on the set of The Cry.

However, the casting news has led to speculation that Offspring may not return.

Asher has previously spoken out about the end of the show.

"There are different possibilities if we were to go again, but I also feel like all the siblings in particular have gotten to quite a solid place in their emotional lives," she told The Daily Telegraph in August last year.

"It is quite satisfying at the end. There is a lovely note of ambiguity."

Either way, we just can't wait to see her on screens again!

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