The BBC have announced that filming has begun on the five part drama series “Boiling Point”, along with news of further casting additions. The series will air on BBC One and iPlayer.
Based on the critically acclaimed film of the same name, Boiling Point follows Sous Chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) six months after the events of the film, when she is now the Head Chef of her own restaurant and has recruited several members of Andy’s original team to work with her. Carly is feeling the weight of the enormous responsibility that comes with having her own restaurant as business picks up.
Vinette Robinson (Carly), Stephen Graham (Andy) and Hannah Walters (Emily) are reprising their roles from the multi award-winning film along with Ray Panthaki (Freeman), Gary Lamont (Dean), Áine Rose Daly (Robyn), Taz Skylar (Billy), Daniel Larkai (Jake) Stephen McMillan (Jamie), Hannah Traylen (Holly) and Izuka Hoyle (Camille).
Joining them are new cast members Stephen Odubola (Johnny), Shaun Fagan (Bolton), Joel MacCormack (Liam) and Ahmed Malek (Musa). Carly’s mom, Vivian, is played by BAFTA winner Cathy Tyson, and Kit is played by Missy Haysom, who is making her television debut.
Boiling Point’s executive producers say: “We are over the moon to get the band back together, along with the creative team of Phil, James and Matt Lewis (DOP) we have our incredible original cast back. Not only that, we are excited to introduce new members to the Boiling Point family. We are immensely grateful to the BBC for giving us this moment and we are all raring to get going on the series.”
After its initial theatrical release in 2021, the film Boiling Point received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for more than 30 awards across multiple categories around the world. These awards included four BAFTA nominations, eleven BIFA nominations, four BIFA wins, two National Film Awards, four Taormina Film Festival awards, six Big Screen Nominations, and a Big Screen Award.
Rebecca Ferguson, Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama says: “It’s incredibly exciting to announce that filming is now underway. The creative team on Boiling Point have brought together the finest cast, featuring established talent and introducing some breathtakingly good new cast members who will no doubt become household names.”
The series reunites the film’s co-writer and director Philip Barantini, who will direct episodes one, two and five and co-writer James Cummings, alongside the film’s producers, Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli who all serve as executive producers on the series with Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham. Rebecca Ferguson is executive producer and commissioner for the BBC. Director, Mounia Akl joins the team to direct episodes three and four and Graham Drover is the series producer.
Dan Caden is the co-writer on episode two, Alex Tenenbaum and Nathaniel Stevens are the writers of episode three and Grace Ofori-Attah is the writer of episode five. The production designer is Adam Tomlinson, director of photography is Matt Lewis, costume designer is Jessica Schofield and the hair and make-up designer is Sue Michael. International distribution will be handled by BBC Studios.