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Boat Story – trailer for the upcoming BBC thriller

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Written by Harry and Jack Williams, Boat Story will star Daisy Haggard, Paterson Joseph and Tchéky Karyo.

Updated 31/10/23: The BBC land an amusing trailer, setting the tone for Boat Story.

With the show coming soon to BBC One and the iPlayer, the corporation have dropped a scene setting trailer for Boat Story.

With a handy introductory voiceover, we meet the show’s protagonists, Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph) who come across a shipwreck full of drugs and dead bodies. Both down on their luck, together they make a fateful decision…

“Two strangers. One boat. Nothing to lose.”

Set against the windswept Yorkshire coastline, we’re told that the show mixes high-octane action with off-beat humour. That certainly comes across in the trailer, sending the six-part thriller straight to the top of our must-watch list.

As we said, the show is billed as “coming soon” to BBC One and iPlayer- we’ll keep you posted. Outside the UK, it will be available on Amazon Freevee in the US and Germany.

Updated 06/08/23: First-look pictures from Boat Story.

The BBC have released the first images from its upcoming six-part thriller made by Two Brothers Pictures (The Tourist).

Set on the windswept Yorkshire coastline, the show stars the unsuspecting Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph), who discovery a haul of illegal drugs on a shipwrecked boat.

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Paterson Joseph and Daisy Haggard (Image: Two Brothers Pictures/Matt Squire)

After agreeing to sell it and splitting the cash, they find that a sharp suited gangster known as ‘The Tailor’ (Tchéky Karyo) is on their tail.

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Tchéky Karyo (Image: Two Brothers Pictures/Matt Squire)

Boat Story also stars Joanna Scanlan…

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Joanna Scanlan (Image: Two Brothers Pictures/Matt Squire)

and Craig Fairbrass.

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Craig Fairbrass (Image: Two Brothers Pictures/Matt Squire)

We also know that Phil Daniels is in the cast, though he’s not been revealed in character yet.

The show is coming to BBC Four and iPlayer, as well as Amazon Freevee in the US and Germany. We’ll keep you posted.

Original article (of 16/11/22) follows:

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Boat Story – BBC commission another thriller from Two Brothers Pictures

Written by Harry and Jack Williams, Boat Story will star Daisy Haggard, Paterson Joseph and Tchéky Karyo.

Partnering with Amazon Freevee, the BBC have announced a new thriller series. Boat Story is a six-part thriller from Two Brothers Pictures, the team behind The Tourist.

Set against the Yorkshire coastline, the series promises twists and turns as it contrasts off-beat humour with high-octane action sequences.

Here’s the premise for Boat Story:

When two hard-up strangers, Janet (Daisy Haggard – Back to Life, Breeders) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph – Vigil, Noughts & Crosses), stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat, they can’t believe their luck. After agreeing to sell it and split the cash, they quickly find themselves entangled with police, masked hitmen, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor’ (Tchéky Karyo – Baptiste, The Missing).

At its heart, Boat Story is an action thriller about two ordinary people whom the world has turned its back on, and whether they’re willing – or desperate enough – to do something crazy to get what they want in life. Pushed to the very edge, can they trust each other and get away with their lives and the money?

Also in the cast are Joanna Scanlan (The Larkins), Craig Fairbrass, and Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, House of the Dragon).

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Writers and Managing Directors of Two Brothers Pictures Harry and Jack Williams say:

“We loved making The Tourist and Boat Story picks up where that left off – tonally at least. It’s a morality tale and a thriller and other things that make it hard to define even though we seem to be attempting to define it. It’s full of vulnerable, messed up and eccentric characters and we’ve cast some of our favourite actors to play them. We are excited to bring this to life along with our fellow directors.”

Those fellow directors are Alice Troughton (The Midwich Cuckoos) and Daniel Nettheim (Line of Duty).

Boat Story is a Two Brothers Pictures (an All3Media company) production for the BBC. The Williams brothers, Christopher Aird and Daniel Walker will executive producer for Two Brothers Pictures, with Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Matthew Bird (Fortitude, The Musketeers) will produce.

Boat Story is filming now in and around Yorkshire.