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One Night – Jodie Whittaker to star in new drama for Paramount+

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The former Doctor heads to Australia for a character-driven mystery. 

After a well-deserved break, and growing a new human, Jodie Whittaker is back in front of the camera. She has taken a lead role in One Night, a Paramount+ Original drama.

The show is described as “…a character-driven mystery about female friendships under incredible emotional and existential strain.

Here’s the synopsis for One Night:

One Night is the story of three women whose bond was all but destroyed by the traumatic events of one night 20 years ago.

Since then, Simone (Nicole da Silva) has harboured secret hopes of becoming a novelist but most of her haphazard attempts have been shoved into her bottom drawer. Now, at the age of 40, she has finally written the one story she could never get out of her mind, and her debut manuscript has become an unexpected overnight success.

But it soon becomes apparent that the devastating story the book tells doesn’t exclusively belong to her. At the heart of Simone’s novel is a tragedy which also happened to Tess (Jodie Whittaker) and Hat (Yael Stone), her two childhood best friends.

As it becomes harder to prise fact from fiction, one person’s memory and story from another’s, the book threatens to derail all their friendships, bringing old traumas to the surface of the small coastal community where they grew up, and stirring its perpetrators, who want to make it all go away.

One Night comes from writer Emily Ballou (The Slap, Taboo). Its directors are Catherine Millar (The Twelve) and Lisa Matthews (Doctor Doctor).

The show is led by Jodie Whittaker, Nicole da Silva (Wentworth) and Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black). Joining them are George Mason, Erroll Shand, Noni Hazlehurst, Tina Bursill, Damien Strouthos and Jillian Nguyen.

Filming on the 6-part series is currently underway in Sydney and the Illawarra region of Australia.

One Night comes from Easy Tiger and Motive Pictures. Easy Tiger’s Ian Collie, Rob Gibson and Ally Henville are producing. Motive Pictures’ Simon Maxwell is executive producer and Harriet Creelman, co-executive producer. Writer Emily Ballou also serves as executive producer.

We’ll keep you posted.