BBC Three is heading into turbulent waters with Wrecked, a six-part horror-comedy series that the channel has commissioned from Freemantle’s Euston Films.
According to Variety, the series was written by Ryan J. Brown and will be set aboard a mega cruise ship where 19-year-old Jamie, a new recruit, is searching for his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour, but she never made it home. Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the teen tribes within the staff who party hard and remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. To uncover the sinister truth, he is forced to turn detective.
“In ‘Wrecked,’ the kills are brutal, the laughs are loud, and the heartfelt moments land with real candour,” Brown said in a statement. “I wanted to create a piece of genre entertainment that had the savvy teen sharpness of ‘Scream,’ the unsettling atmosphere of ‘The Shining,’ and the strange upstairs, downstairs mythology of ‘Cabin in the Woods.’ At its core, ‘Wrecked’ is a tense coming-of-age story about a lost, gay kid from Sheffield propelled into uncharted waters of escalating paranoia and self-discovery.”
Wrecked will begin filming in Northern Ireland later this year.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)