The premiere of the six-part series on PBS is scheduled for March 17.
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Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough star in “Alice & Jack.”
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Have you experienced heartbreak from Normal People and One Day? Are you searching for another long-lasting love story to captivate you? Look no further than Alice & Jack.
Conceived by Victor Levin (known for Mad Men and Mad About You) and featuring Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson, Alice & Jack follows the tumultuous relationship of its main characters over a span of 15 years. The series highlights the complexities of love, showcasing its messy, unpredictable, and even humorous aspects. Gleeson emphasized during the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, “The experience of being in love is far from mundane – it’s the most exhilarating feeling anyone can encounter.”
What Does Alice & Jack Entail?
Alice, a finance executive (portrayed by Riseborough), and Jack, a scientist (played by Gleeson), share an intense bond right from their initial encounter. However, Alice’s deep-seated trauma causes her to push Jack away, leading to their separation.
Nevertheless, their connection persists over the next 15 years, with unforeseen circumstances and personal flaws hindering their romance. Will they ever manage to fully embrace their relationship, or are they destined to remain apart?
“In today’s world, there is a critical need for stories that explore love in all its facets,” Levin expressed when asked about the parallels between Alice & Jack and Normal People or One Day. “I believe that spreading messages of this nature can only benefit society.”
Riseborough added, “This series illustrates a love story between two flawed individuals, one of whom has been through considerable turmoil. However, these characters are deserving of experiencing love, regardless of its conventional appearance.”
Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson were the ideal choices for the roles of Jack and Alice.
During the TCA presentation, Levin mentioned that while crafting Alice & Jack, he envisioned Riseborough and Gleeson embodying the lead characters. “Out of all the people in the world, they are unquestionably the most suitable candidates for these roles,” Levin asserted.
Riseborough and Gleeson have shared a friendship spanning 15 years, coincidentally mirroring the duration of Alice and Jack’s relationship in the series. Riseborough revealed that this parallel timeline greatly influenced their performances throughout Alice & Jack. Joining them in Alice & Jack…