Wreck start date and first look at new BBC Three comedy horror series

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BBC Three is to get Wrecked with a new comedy horror series.

Six-part series Wreck is a new thrilling comedy horror from Euston Films (The Sister, Dublin Murders) and up-and-coming writer Ryan J. Brown.

A teaser shares: “Wreck is a tense thriller, mixing comedy with a slice of slasher, set aboard The Sacramentum cruise ship.

Warren James Dunning as Beaker, Harriet Webb as Karen and Louis Boyer as Sam in Wreck
Warren James Dunning as Beaker, Harriet Webb as Karen and Louis Boyer as Sam in Wreck
Oscar Kennedy as Jamie, Thaddea Graham as Vivian and Anthony Rickman as Olly in Wreck
Oscar Kennedy as Jamie, Thaddea Graham as Vivian and Anthony Rickman as Olly in Wreck
Miya Ocego as Rosie and Peter Claffey as Cormac in Wreck
Miya Ocego as Rosie and Peter Claffey as Cormac in Wreck

“The series follows 20-year-old new recruit, Jamie, as he infiltrates the 3000 strong crew in a desperate race to find his missing sister.

“She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and vanished mid charter. Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the mafias and the low-paid workers.

“For this overworked and underpaid crew, life below deck can be an odyssey of partying and excess… and they remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth.”

Wreck will start on BBC Three on Sunday, 9 October at 10PM.

All episodes will be available to watch online on iPlayer from the same date.

Alice Nokes as Sophia in Wreck
Alice Nokes as Sophia in Wreck

Joining The Sacramentum are Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood) as Jamie, Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars) as Vivian, Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) as Danny, Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You) as Karen and Jodie Tyack (The Window) as Pippa.

Joining them are new faces Louis Boyer as Sam, Anthony Rickman as Olly, Amber Grappy as Lauren, Diego Andres as Jerome, Peter Claffey as Cormac, Miya Ocego as Rosie, Warren James Dunning as Beaker, Ramanique Ahluwalia as Lily and Alice Nokes as Sophia.

Warren James Dunning as Beaker in Wreck
Warren James Dunning as Beaker in Wreck
Miya Ocego as Rosie and Peter Claffey as Cormac in Wreck
Miya Ocego as Rosie and Peter Claffey as Cormac in Wreck
Quacky
Quacky

Ramanique Ahluwalia as Lily in Wreck
Ramanique Ahluwalia as Lily in Wreck

The series is filming in Northern Ireland and will air later in 2022.

Ryan J. Brown said: “I’m incredibly excited to be setting sail with the BBC and Euston Films. In Wreck, the kills are brutal, the laughs are loud, and the heartfelt moments land with real candour.

“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, Wreck is a tense coming-of-age story about a lost, gay kid from Sheffield propelled into uncharted waters of escalating paranoia and self-discovery.”

Executive producer Noemi Spanos added: “We’re thrilled to introduce Ryan’s wildly distinctive voice to the BBC Three audience.

“His blend of comedy, horror and coming of age storytelling has had us laughing, crying and terrified in equal measures throughout the development process and we can’t wait to realise Ryan’s unique vision and tone on screen.”

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