Production on Rain Dogs, from the brilliant new voice of Cash Carraway and starring Daisy May Cooper, has started filming in Bristol.
HBO will join BBC as co-producers on the eight-episode series from Sid Gentle Films Ltd (Killing Eve).
Rain Dogs is a wild and punky tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, of deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and of brilliance thwarted by poverty and prejudice.
Told with a dark lick of humour and an anarchic attitude, Rain Dogs stars Daisy May Cooper as Costello Jones, Jack Farthing as Selby, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo as Gloria Duke and Fleur Tashjian in her debut role as Iris Jones.
Costello Jones (Daisy May Cooper) is a writer and single mother with a rock and roll swagger and a glint in her eye, a woman who appreciates the glamour of the gutter but would do anything to keep her daughter, Iris, from it.
Selby (Jack Farthing) is a boarding school boy educated on Brett Easton Ellis and Goddard, Costello’s loyal soulmate and loving tormentor.
Gloria (Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo) is Iris’s chaotic, directionless and utterly glorious godmother who’s running out of second chances.Iris (Fleur Tashjian) is a hustler in kid’s clothing who loves South Park, William Morris wallpaper and, more than anything, her mum.
Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer Sid Gentle Films, says: “We are so delighted to be working with the extraordinarily talented Cash on this highly original tale of friendship, love and creativity. It’s thrilling to be working with Daisy, Jack, Ronkẹ and Fleur. Our four remarkable Rain Dogs.”
Jo McClellan, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama says: “We’re incredibly excited to be starting production on Rain Dogs, with our fabulous cast and our partners HBO, and we can’t wait for Cash’s bold and unique voice to arrive on screen.”
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming, says: “Along with the BBC and Sid Gentle Films, we are thrilled to be collaborating with Cash Carraway, Daisy May Cooper and everyone involved in this series about intense friendship, intense circumstances, and the intense love of a mother for her daughter.”