EUSTON FILMS / BBC THREE
WRECKED is a new six-part thrilling comedy-horror series for BBC Three, written and created by Ryan J. Brown
Wrecked is a tense thriller, mixing comedy with a slice of slasher, set aboard a mega cruise ship.
The series follows nineteen-year-old new recruit, Jamie, as he joins the crew in search of his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and never made it home. Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the teen tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the drop-outs, the low-paid workers from developing nations. For this overworked and underpaid crew, life below deck is 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 that runs as wide and deep as the ocean he’s trapped on.
The series will be produced for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer by Euston Films, part of Fremantle, executive produced by Noemi Spanos for Euston Films and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.
Spanos said Brown had a “wildly distinctive voice,” and added: “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 realize Ryan’s unique vision and tone on screen.”
The series will film in Northern Ireland later in the year and is set for release in 2022.