WRECK: FIRST LOOK, CASTING AND STORY DETAILS REVEALED FOR SECOND SERIES OF BBC COMEDY HORROR
Comedy horror series Wreck, from creator and writer Ryan J. Brown and Euston Films, has revealed a first look, confirmed new and returning cast and further story details for its upcoming second series.
Created and written by Ryan J. Brown, Wreck series two is set in the months after the events of series one’s shocking blood-soaked conclusion. We re-join Jamie, Vivian and their found family of survivors back on land, as they strike back against Velorum, the corporate murder machine that claimed Jamie’s sister.
In a daring and desperate attempt to bring the company down, the gang go undercover to infiltrate Velorum’s newest venture – an exclusive ‘wellness’ festival for millionaires in the remote Slovenian countryside. Relationships fray, blood pours, and not everyone will be making it out alive. It’s going to be a cleansing experience…
Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood, Breeders), Thaddea Graham (Sex Education, Us) and Jodie Tyack (Noughts + Crosses, Unforgotten) return alongside fellow survivors Anthony Rickman (Enola Holmes), Amber Grappy (One Day), Peter Claffey (Bad Sisters), Miya Ocego, Warren James Dunning, Alice Nokes, James Phoon (Bridgerton), Ali Hardman, Rory O’Neill (Panti), and Harriet Webb (Big Boys).
Screen legend Alan Dale (The OC, Lost, 24, Neighbours) joins the cast for Wreck series two, alongside further new cast members Phil Martin, Orlando Norman, Shaheen Jafargholi, Sam Buttery, Greg Austin (Hunters), Carolyn Bracken (You Are Not My Mother), Niamh Walsh (The Sandman), Buck Braithwaite (Fair Play), and Bradley Riches (Heartstopper).
Creator Ryan J. Brown said: "I’m really thrilled to be serving up another slice of Wreck. To have BBC Three's confidence in us reaffirmed is the best feeling. I’ve always had big plans for where our story could go and to fully realise that is an honour...
"At its heart Wreck is a story about a group of underdogs fighting back and achieving the impossible and in some ways it felt like that when making Series one, our immense ambition meant we were up against it, but our cast and crew lead by our fearless director, Chris Baugh powered through in an inspiring way. To see all of our hard work pay off is a privilege and I can’t wait to do it again."
Director Chris Baugh said: "I’m delighted that Wreck is coming back for a second series. I am such a fan of Ryan’s writing and can’t wait to see where he takes this story...
"I’m very excited to see our incredible cast jump back into this unique world and I’m particularly proud that we are bringing the show back to Northern Ireland where we have a world class crew who put amazing work and creativity into the first season. It's a testament to everyone involved that BBC is showing such belief in the show. I can’t wait to get started!”
Noemi Spanos, Managing Director Euston Films said: "BBC Three greenlighting a second series at this early stage is such a testament to the incredible creative talent involved in making this show. I'm beyond thrilled the BBC see such potential in Wreck and I'm delighted Ryan J. Brown and Chris Baugh will be paired up again to bring more unique twisted fun to our screens.”
Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, said: “What a joy it’s been to see Wreck sail onto BBC Three in all of its bloodcurdling brilliance. After that ending to series one I’m delighted that we won’t have to wait too long to find out what comes next for Jamie, Vivian and their fellow survivors of Quacky The Duck.”
The second series (6x45’) was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, and former Acting Director of BBC Drama Ben Irving.