The Nest is a brand new drama coming to BBC One – here’s all you need to know.
Described as an “emotional thriller about love and money, and the price of being able to buy whatever you want”, the five-part series will star Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle alongside newcomer Mirren Mack.
Written by Bafta and RTS Award-winning Nicole Taylor, The Nest follows a wealthy couple and a teenage girl as they make a pact that will change all of their lives forever.
A synopsis explains: “Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years.
“Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mack), an 18 year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet – but was it really by chance?
“Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?”
Also in the confirmed cast are Shirley Henderson (Stan And Ollie, Happy Valley), Katie Leung (Strangers, Chimerica), David Hayman (Hatton Garden, Fisherman’s Friends), Fiona Bell (Shetland, Acceptable Risk), James Harkness (The Victim, Wild Rose), Bailey Patrick (London Kills, Good Omens), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones, The Witch), Paul Brannigan (The Angels’ Share, Under The Skin) and Samuel Small (So Awkward, Game Of Thrones), Liz Ewing (Gentleman’s Relish, Taggart) and Christine Bottomley (End Of The F**king World, Back To Life).
Martin Compston said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join the cast of The Nest. Nicole Taylor is one of the most exciting and original voices in writing today, I’m chuffed we’re finally working together.
“Combined with filming in Glasgow and going back onto BBC One in my native west coast accent makes it a dream scenario.”
Nicole Taylor, writer and Executive Producer, added: “I am overjoyed to be filming in my hometown of Glasgow with a cast I have long dreamt of writing for. Martin, Sophie, Kate, Shirley, James, David… they’ve all been chatting away in my head for years as I’ve been writing (unbeknownst to them!) so I could not be more proud that they have agreed to join The Nest and make these characters real.”
Lucy Richer, Senior Drama Commissioner and Executive Producer, commented: “Nicole Taylor’s extraordinarily brilliant and compelling scripts have drawn some of the UK’s finest talent and we are delighted to have Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle head up this wonderful ensemble cast.”
The Nest will film from September in Glasgow.
An air date for the series has yet to be set.