The new five-part drama will be shown on the BBC
Stephen Graham’s Boiling Point, the one-shot restaurant thriller that lifted the lid on the hospitality industry, is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series. Picking up six months on from where the film left off, 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.
We will keep the audience gripped, intrigued and involved in each of the characters’ journeys.
The show delves into the heart of the restaurant and hospitality industry where just about anything can happen between the starter and the main. Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham, who set up their own production company Matriarch Productions in 2020, said they were “beyond thrilled” to be bringing Boiling Point the film to the small screen.
The husband and wife team told the BBC, "The incredible reaction to the film, its story and specifically the characters along with the huge desire to know more and delve deeper into their worlds has led us to create a drama series with the BBC in which we will keep the audience gripped, intrigued and involved in each of the characters’ journeys.
"Although we have hung up our feature-length one-shot boots, our audiences can still be excited by extraordinarily lengthy shots and camera techniques that will complement the pure naturalism that was the essence and soul of the film.
"To be 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 will want to keep getting back on. Our aim is to make powerful drama which reflects social realism, raising real-life issues which have an effect on each and every one of us."
Boiling Point writer James Cummings said, “When we made the Boiling Point feature film, there were so many ideas left on the whiteboard that it always felt like a possibility we would come back to this world. The response to our film has been incredible and hearing the way it has 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 am so proud to be using our series as a vehicle to tell those stories with a cast of characters that we have already fallen in love with. Food will fly and tears will fall!”
Filming for Boiling Point will begin in early 2023.
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