A new dark comedy thriller commissioned by BBC Two started filming earlier this week on location in Scotland – and the cast features a couple of TVO faces!
Stag is a three-part series about a rather nasty stag weekend. It follows a meek school teacher and his future brother-in-law, plus several obnoxious friends, on a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish Highlands. As the hunting party realises that they themselves are the prey, sordid secrets begin to emerge and old friendships are tested to the limit in a ruthless battle for survival.
The cast includes Jim Howick, Reece Shearsmith and Rufus Jones – plus Tim Key (Inside No 9, Alan Partridge), alongside Stephen Campbell Moore (The Wrong Mans, Our Zoo), JJ Feild (The Musketeers), James Cosmo (Game Of Thrones), Amit Shah (Silent Witness, Jekyll & Hyde) and Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary).
Jim Field Smith, Producer, Director and Co-writer of Stag (and former member of Dutch Elm Conservatoire) has said of the mini-series: “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.”
As soon as we hear any more about the project, including its intended transmission date, (currently planned for later this year) we’ll be sure to let you know.