Hugely successful, multi-award winning feature Boiling Point is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series – UKNIP

Hugely successful, multi-award winning feature Boiling Point is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series – UKNIP

Picking up six months after the film’s hiatus, Boiling Point will see sous chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) as head chef at her own restaurant, with many of the film’s original cast reprising their roles alongside her – including Stephen Graham as Andy and Hannah Walters as Emily.

The series will reunite the film’s co-writer and director Philip Barantini, who will helm the first two episodes, and co-writer James Cummings alongside producers Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli.

When first released as a film in 2021, Boiling Point received critical acclaim and was nominated worldwide for more than 20 awards in several categories, including four BAFTA nominations and 11 BIFA nominations, delivering four BIFA wins, two National Film Awards and four Taormina Film Festival awards.

Bart Ruspoli and Hester Ruoff, Executive Producers of Ascendant Fox, said, “We were blown away by the worldwide success of the film and are truly thrilled to bring Boiling Point back to series for television. The show delves into the heart of the restaurant and hospitality industry where just about anything can happen between appetizer and main course. We have a fantastic team of creative collaborators at Hannah, Stephen, Phil and James and the BBC, and BBC Studios are the perfect partners to bring Boiling Point to an even wider global audience.

Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham, Executive Producers of Matriarch Productions, added, “Matriarch Productions is beyond thrilled to bring Boiling Point to the small screen. The incredible reaction to the film, its story and more specifically the characters, and the enormous desire to learn more and delve deeper into their worlds, led us to create a drama series with the BBC in which we will keep the audience captivated, intrigued and involved. in each of the character journeys. Although we’ve hung up our boots with a feature shot, our audiences can still be enthused by extraordinarily long shots and camera techniques that will complement the sheer naturalism that was the essence and soul of the film.

“Being able to explore and go on a journey with our established and new characters will be a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions, but a rollercoaster you’ll want to keep going on. Our goal is to create powerful drama that reflects social realism, uplifting real-life issues that affect all of us.

“Bringing the production teams together for this project is truly wonderful and being able to help nurture and develop talent in front of and behind the camera is paramount to Matriarch, Ascendant Fox and Made Up Productions.”

Philip Barantini, Executive Producer of Made Up Productions, said, “I’m so thrilled to bring Boiling Point to the small screen, allowing us to explore some of our wonderful characters further. I couldn’t imagine a better home than the BBC to be able to do this. Also, being able to team up with Ascendant Fox and Matriarch for my new venture’s first TV series has been an absolute dream.

Boiling Point writer James Cummings says: “When we made the Boiling Point feature, there were so many ideas left on the whiteboard that it always seemed possible for us to come back to this world. The response to our film has been incredible and to hear how it resonated with people in the hospitality industry has been nothing short of amazing. Restaurants are an intersection of different people from different backgrounds, all dealing with a variety of social issues – and I’m so proud to use our series as a vehicle to tell these stories with a cast of characters we’ve already fallen in love with. . . Food will fly and tears will flow!

BBC Executive Producer Rebecca Ferguson said: “Like many others, I was blown away by the thrill ride that was Boiling Point. was too good to miss, and it’s an absolute pleasure to build on my existing relationship with Philip Barantini and work with this incredibly talented team of filmmakers to bring their vision to BBC One and iPlayer viewers.

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