Poldark may be over and The crown may be ending soon enough, but some of the show’s stars are turning their attention to the tennis court for all-new drama.
From writer and creator Hania Elkington, Fifteen-Love will be coming to Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland next year, with PoldarkAidan Turner and newcomer Ella Lily Hyland star.
The crownis Anna Chancellor, Encantois Jessica Darrow, Dragon Houseby Steffan Rhodri, and others are also set to join the drama.
Hyland is set to play Justine Pearce, a young sports prodigy who has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the world of Grand Slam tennis, while Turner will take on the role of her coach, Glenn Lapthorn.
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Promising “a captivating and sensitive exploration of confidence, power and obsession”, Fifteen-Love revisits the pair’s dynamic following a devastating injury that forces Justine off the pitch.
The official synopsis teases: “Five years later, now 22, Justine is a therapist at her former tennis academy, Longwood, alongside her former physio. It looks like she is finally healed, both physically and psychologically, from her fall. humiliating on the world stage.
“But when Justine makes a bombshell allegation against her former coach, everyone at Longwood is forced to reconsider everything they thought they knew about Justine and Glenn’s past success.”
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In order to examine “the intense physical and mental pressures of professional sport”, as well as the relationships that define it, Fifteen-Love will see Justine and Glenn “fight for the truth…as they both seek glory at the Grand Slam grass court event of the year.”
In a statement, Aidan Turner said he was “thrilled” to take on the role: “Hania’s scripts and characters are so incredibly layered and nuanced, tackling themes and issues in the sports world that, in my opinion, have not been explored. I am thrilled to take on the complex role of Glenn and look forward to working with Ella, Hania, World Productions, Prime Video and the rest of the cast to bring this important story to life.
Ella Lily Hyland added: “When I read Fifteen-Love I was immediately struck by the importance and uniqueness of the story. Hania’s writing delves into the grayer areas of relationships and power dynamics. Justine is such a beautiful and complicated character. I feel so lucky to play her and be part of such a brave and daring team.”
Fifteen-Love will launch on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland sometime next year.
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