Production has begun, and the cast has been unveiled for the new comedy series “Dinosaur,” the latest creation from Two Brothers Pictures, the team renowned for bringing us Fleabag, Back To Life, and the globally acclaimed thriller The Tourist.
BBC Comedy and BBC Scotland have acquired the six-part series, set in Glasgow, for broadcast on BBC Three and the BBC Scotland Channel.
Conceived by Matilda Curtis and Ashley Storrie, “Dinosaur” narrates the story of Nina (played by Ashley Storrie), a woman in her 30s who is on the autism spectrum. She cherishes her life, residing with her sister and best friend Evie. However, when Evie hastily gets engaged after just six weeks and designates Nina as her maid of honour, it takes Nina by surprise. Confronted with her sister’s impulsive choice, Nina wrestles with the implications of this new challenge, embarking on an unforeseen voyage of self-discovery.
Ashley Storrie takes on the lead role, while Kat Ronney (known for The Royal Mob) stars as Evie. They are joined by David Carlyle (recognized for his role in It’s A Sin) portraying Bo, Lorn Macdonald (noted for BEATS, The Lazarus Project, Bridgerton) as Lee, and Danny Ashok (seen in Roadkill, Capital) as Ranesh.
Additional members of the ensemble cast include Greg Hemphill (famous for Still Game) as Ade, Sabrina Sandhu (recognized for Dodger, The Syndicate) as Amber, Ben Rufus Green (seen in The Cockfields) as Shane, Jim Kitson (known for Land of Women) as Declan, Sally Howitt (from River City) as Diane, Kate Dickie (renowned for her roles in Game of Thrones and Inside Man) as Cecily, and Sanjeev Kohli (recognized for Still Game) as Sachin.
Ashley Storrie says: “I’m so excited that we’ve started filming, I’m jazzed to showcase Glasgow in all its magical beauty to the world!”
Matilda Curtis says: “I’m thrilled that the series is moving ahead with such a superb cast. It’s been a joy to work on the scripts with the very gifted Ashley Storrie and the brilliant team at Two Brothers Pictures.”
Dinosaur (6 x 30) is a Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag, The Tourist) production for BBC Three, BBC iPlayer and BBC Scotland in partnership with All3Media International.
Dinosaur (6 x 30) was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy and Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning for BBC Scotland. It is based on an original idea by Matilda Curtis.
The Executive Producers are Sarah Hammond, Daniel Walker, Harry Williams, Jack Williams. Catriona Renton is Co-Executive Producer. The Director is Niamh McKeown and the Producer is Brian Coffey. The BBC Commissioning Editors are Emma Lawson and Gavin Smith.