The BBC has unveiled the inaugural trailer for the six-part thriller “Boat Story,” featuring Daisy Haggard (known for “Back to Life” and “Breeders”) and Paterson Joseph (famous for “Vigil” and “Noughts & Crosses”), alongside Tchéky Karyo (“Baptiste” and “The Missing”), Joanna Scanlan (“After Love” and “Notes on A Scandal”), Craig Fairbrass (“One Piece,” “Villain,” and “Muscle”), and Phil Daniels (“Quadrophenia” and “House of the Dragon”).
Penned by Harry and Jack Williams, the new series is produced by the acclaimed All3Media production company, Two Brothers Pictures, in collaboration with All3Media International. The show will soon premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK, and later be accessible on Amazon Freevee in the US and Germany.
The trailer showcases our unwitting protagonists, Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph), who stumble upon a stash of illicit drugs aboard a stranded vessel. Seizing the opportunity, they decide to sell the drugs and split the proceeds. However, their fortunes take a turn when they become entangled with law enforcement, hired killers, and a well-dressed mobster known as ‘The Tailor’ (portrayed by Tchéky Karyo, known for “Baptiste” and “The Missing”).
At its essence, “Boat Story” is a thriller with a darkly comedic core, centred around two ordinary individuals who have been abandoned by the world. It explores whether they are willing, or desperate enough, to take a wild leap for what they desire in life. Teetering on the brink, can they place their trust in each other and escape with their lives and the ill-gotten gains?
“Boat Story” weaves a tale of unexpected twists and character-driven storytelling. Quirky humour clashes with high-octane action sequences set against the breathtaking backdrop of the windswept Yorkshire coast.
“Boat Story” is a production of Two Brothers Pictures, an All3Media company, for the BBC. The series is written by Harry and Jack Williams (“The Missing,” “Baptiste,” “The Tourist”), who, along with Christopher Aird (“Baptiste,” “Liar,” “The Tourist”), Sarah Hammond (“Back to Life,” “Fleabag,” “The Tourist”), and Daniel Walker (“The Tourist”), serve as executive producers for Two Brothers Pictures. Tommy Bulfin and Nawfal Faizullah are executive producers for the BBC. Matthew Bird (“Isolation Stories,” “Strangers”) is the producer, and Harry and Jack Williams directed the first block. Alice Troughton directed the second block, and Daniel Nettheim directed the third block. International sales are managed by All3Media International.