The UK’s BBC Three has given the greenlight to a new horror-comedy series titled Wrecked. The show is created by Euston Films and written by Ryan J. Brown, winner of the 2016 BAFTA New Writing Prize for We Are Your Children.
“The six-part series is set aboard a mega cruise ship. It follows 19-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 who party hard and remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth.”
“In ‘Wrecked,’ the kills are brutal, the laughs are loud, and the heartfelt moments land with real candor,” Brown said in a statement. “I wanted to create a piece of genre entertainment that had the savvy teen sharpness of ‘Scream,’ the unsettling atmosphere of ‘The Shining’ and the strange upstairs, downstairs mythology of ‘Cabin in the Woods.’ At its core, ‘Wrecked’ is a tense coming-of-age story about a lost, gay kid from Sheffield propelled into uncharted waters of escalating paranoia and self-discovery.”
Wrecked is set to begin filming later this year in Northern Ireland. There is no word yet on casting. iHorror will keep you posted on the latest news as it becomes available!