Reece Shearsmith and Sharon Rooney join BBC Two’s dark comedy ‘Stag’

BBC Two’s new comedy-thriller about the Stag weekend from hell has begun filming in Scotland.

Created by Jim Field Smith (producer/director of The Wrong Mans) and George Kay (The Tunnel), Stag follows a meek schoolteacher (Jim Howick – Peep Show), his future brother-in-law (Stephen Campbell Moore – Our Zoo) and several obnoxious friends on a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish highlands.

The three 60-minute episodes will also star Reece Shearsmith (Inside No 9), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), JJ Feild (The Musketeers), Rufus Jones (W1A), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Tim Key (Alan Partridge) and Amit Shah (Silent Witness).

Sharon Rooney

Cow-writer Jim Field Smith commented: “I can’t believe this fantastic roster of talent is joining us for seven weeks of hell in the Highlands, and can only assume they haven’t read the scripts properly.”

Myfanwy Moore, Controller of UK Comedy Production at BBC, added: “Jim and George have created a rip roaring comedy thriller – and we’re delighted that such a fabulous cast have agreed to join in on what will no doubt be a terrifyingly funny ride.”

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