Poldark’s Aidan Turner is hitting the tennis courts for his next role as the actor is set to star in Prime Video’s upcoming U.K. drama. Fifteen-Love.
Created by Hania Elkington, Fifteen-Love tells the fictional story of Justine Pearce (Ella Lily Hyland), an up-and-coming athlete who rises to the top of the Grand Slam Tennis world. He is assisted by his trainer Glenn Lapthorn (Turner), with whom he has a special relationship.
Their team brought Justine to the French Open, but when an injury cut short Justine’s dream, she ended her professional career. Picking up Justine’s story five years in the future, she is 22 years old and living a new life as a professional at her old tennis school. When she makes a strong accusation against her former coach, everyone has to reflect on Justine and Glenn’s past success.
Hania Elkington (Credit: Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Joining Turner and Hyland on the show are Anna Chancellor, Jessica Darrow, Tom Varey, Lorenzo Richelmy, Manon Azem, Elizabeth Berrington, Amar Chadha-Patel, Steffan Rhodri, Maria Margarida Almeida, and Harmony Rose-Bremner.
Produced by ITV Studios-backed producer World Productions, Fifteen-Love is written by Elkington, who executive produces alongside Jake Lushington. Meanwhile, Eva Riley and Toby MacDonald are attached as directors, and Natasha Romaniuk is set to produce. Currently shooting, Fifteen-Love will premiere on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland next year.
“The voice of women in sports has never been heard as loud and clear as it has been in the past two years,” Elkington said in a statement shared by Variety. “From Simone Biles to Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu to Pam Shriver, the pressures and realities of being at the top of your game in the global arena have gotten to us, making us rethink the price that our young children can pay for. the goals they are working so hard to achieve. Writing this play, and the people I have met through my in-depth research on it, has been a revelation. I hope that Fifteen-Love will have the same effect on its audience, and can become another important part of this fast-paced, unfolding story.”
Stay tuned for more as Fifteen-Love continues to air on Prime Video.