Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson focus on the years-long love story of ‘Alice and Jack’


Have you ever had your coronary heart damaged by Regular Folks and One Day? Seeking to repeat the expertise with one other years-long love story? Alice & Jack is perhaps the present you are in search of.

Created by Victor Levin (Mad Males, Mad About You) and starring Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson, Alice & Jack charts the on-again, off-again relationship between its titular couple over the course of 15 years, showcasing love in all its messy, sudden, and even humorous moments. As Gleeson put it through the Tv Critics Affiliation (TCA) winter press tour, “Being in love is the least mundane factor — it is essentially the most thrilling factor that may occur to you.”

What’s Alice & Jack about?

Finance govt Alice (Riseborough) and scientist Jack (Gleeson) share a deeply highly effective connection proper from their very first assembly. Quickly, although, a deep trauma from Alice’s previous leads her to reject Jack, and the 2 half methods.

However that parting is way from the tip of their connection. Over the subsequent 15 years, Alice and Jack cross paths repeatedly, with circumstances and private imperfections at all times getting in the way in which of their love. Will they ever be capable of totally notice their relationship? Or are they doomed to be saved aside?

“The world is dearly and desperately in want of tales about love in all its kind proper now,” Levin mentioned when Mashable requested in regards to the present’s story similarities with Regular Folks and One Day. “I feel the extra that we will put out issues that carry some type of that message, the higher.”

“[This is] a love between two individuals who make numerous mess, and certainly one of them who’s gone by means of numerous mess,” Riseborough defined. “These folks nonetheless need to reside out love, whether or not it appears to be like typical or not.”

Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson had been the one decisions for the characters of Jack and Alice.

Levin revealed at TCA that whereas he was writing Alice & Jack, he might solely image Riseborough and Gleeson because the title characters. “Out of 9 billion folks, they’re the 2 finest folks for the roles,” Levin mentioned.

Riseborough and Gleeson have identified one another for 15 years, which simply occurs to be the identical period of time we observe Alice and Jack’s relationship. In line with Riseborough, this coincidence additionally helped inform their performances all through Alice & Jack‘s lengthy timeline. Becoming a member of the pair in Alice & Jack are Aimee Lou Wooden (Intercourse Schooling), Aisling Bea (This Approach Up), and Sunil Patel (Love at First Sight).

Alice & Jack premieres on PBS at 10 p.m. ET on March 17.


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