Fleabag producers filming new drama series in Yorkshire

BBC and Amazon Freevee's Boat Story stars Daisy Haggard and Paterson Joseph

Fleabag and The Missing producers, Two Brothers Pictures, has started production in Yorkshire on Boat Story for the BBC and Amazon Freevee.

The 6 x 60 thriller stars Daisy Haggard as Janey and Paterson Joseph as Samuel; and centres on two hard-up strangers who stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat. 

After agreeing to sell it and split the cash, they quickly find themselves entangled with police, masked hitmen, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor’, played by Tcheky Karyo. Joanna Scanlan, Carig Fairbrass and Phil Daniels co-star.

Harry and Jack Williams, writers and managing directors of Two Brothers Pictures said: “We loved making The Tourist and Boat Story picks up where that left off - tonally at least. It’s a morality tale and a thriller and other things that make it hard to define even though we seem to be attempting to define it.

“It’s full of vulnerable, messed up and eccentric characters and we’ve cast some of our favourite actors to play them. We are excited to bring this to life along with our fellow directors.”

Christopher Aird, Two Brothers Pictures head of drama, added: “Boat Story will surprise the audience from the first minute. Harry & Jack are challenging conventions we've come to second guess in screen drama. I think this is their boldest show yet and very exciting.”
 
The Williams brothers also exec produce alongside Aird, Daniel Walker and Tommy Bulfin. Matthew Bird produces; Jack Williams directs Block One, Alice Troughton Block Two and Daniel Nettheim Block Three. 

Fleabag producers filming new drama series in Yorkshire
Boat Story. Credit: BBC
Fleabag producers filming new drama series in Yorkshire
Boat Story. Credit: BBC

Fleabag and The Missing producers, Two Brothers Pictures, has started production in Yorkshire on Boat Story for the BBC and Amazon Freevee.

The 6 x 60 thriller stars Daisy Haggard as Janey and Paterson Joseph as Samuel; and centres on two hard-up strangers who stumble across a haul of cocaine on a shipwrecked boat. 

After agreeing to sell it and split the cash, they quickly find themselves entangled with police, masked hitmen, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor’, played by Tcheky Karyo. Joanna Scanlan, Carig Fairbrass and Phil Daniels co-star.

Harry and Jack Williams, writers and managing directors of Two Brothers Pictures said: “We loved making The Tourist and Boat Story picks up where that left off - tonally at least. It’s a morality tale and a thriller and other things that make it hard to define even though we seem to be attempting to define it.

“It’s full of vulnerable, messed up and eccentric characters and we’ve cast some of our favourite actors to play them. We are excited to bring this to life along with our fellow directors.”

Christopher Aird, Two Brothers Pictures head of drama, added: “Boat Story will surprise the audience from the first minute. Harry & Jack are challenging conventions we've come to second guess in screen drama. I think this is their boldest show yet and very exciting.”
 
The Williams brothers also exec produce alongside Aird, Daniel Walker and Tommy Bulfin. Matthew Bird produces; Jack Williams directs Block One, Alice Troughton Block Two and Daniel Nettheim Block Three. 

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