In an exclusive preview, the BBC has shared an initial glimpse of Nadia Parkes portraying Chloe Ayling in the upcoming six-part factual drama “Kidnapped.” This compelling series chronicles the harrowing true story of Chloe’s abduction in Italy during 2017, a traumatic event that unfolded while she was on a photoshoot assignment.

Penned by Georgia Lester, renowned for her work on “Killing Eve” and “Skins,” and produced by River Pictures in collaboration with ZDFneo, “Kidnapped” draws inspiration from meticulous research, extensive interviews, legal proceedings documentation, and Chloe’s own book, “Kidnapped.” Promising an intimate exploration of Chloe’s narrative, the drama aims to delve beyond the sensationalized headlines and offer an emotional authenticity to the audience.

The narrative traverses Chloe’s distressing abduction, her courageous resilience during captivity, and the subsequent legal proceedings that led to her captors being incarcerated. Despite the convictions, Chloe found herself the target of headlines questioning the authenticity of her own kidnapping, thrusting her into the eye of a media storm.

“Kidnapped” raises crucial questions about the attribution of blame to survivors of crime in the public eye. It reflects on society’s perception of those who find themselves thrust into the limelight due to extraordinary events, challenging the credibility of their experiences.

Nadia Parkes, renowned for her roles in various productions, leads the cast, supported by a stellar ensemble including Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Lindsay, Olive Gray, Eleonora Romandini, Julian Swiezewski, and Christine Tremarco.

The six-part series, produced by River Pictures for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in association with ZDFneo, was crafted under the direction of Al Mackay and produced by Clare Shepherd. The executive team includes Michael Parke, Andrew Morrissey, Georgia Lester, Al Mackay, and Priscilla Parish, with Lucy Richer overseeing as executive producer for the BBC. River Pictures, affiliated with BBC Studios, is spearheading the international distribution of the series.

Collaborating closely with Chloe Ayling, the series was filmed in both Italy and the UK last year. “Kidnapped” is set to captivate audiences when it premieres on BBC Three and iPlayer later this year.