Filming begins on BBC3 slasher comedy, Wrecked

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Filming is underway this week in Belfast on BBC Three’s Wrecked, a mystery thriller from emerging writer Ryan J Brown and Euston Films

The 6 x 45 dark comedy/slasher horror is set aboard a mega cruise ship. The series follows 19 year-old Sheffield lad Jamie, a new recruit who joins the crew in search of his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and never made it home.

Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the teen tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the drop-outs, the low-paid workers from developing nations. For this crew, life below deck is an odyssey of partying and excess… and they remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth. 

Wrecked is executive produced by Tommy Bulfin for the BBC and Noemi Spanos for Euston Films; filming runs from today, 10 November, for two months. 

Writer Brown said: “I’m incredibly excited to be setting sail with the BBC and Euston Films. In Wrecked, the kills are brutal, the laughs are loud, and the heartfelt moments land with real candour. I wanted to create a piece of genre entertainment that had the savvy teen sharpness of Scream, the unsettling atmosphere of The Shining and the strange upstairs, downstairs mythology of Cabin In The Woods. 

“At its core, Wrecked is a tense coming-of-age story about a lost, gay kid from Sheffield propelled into uncharted waters of escalating paranoia and self-discovery.”

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