BBC Two drama Stag heads to Scotland

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Stag, the dark comedy thriller commissioned by BBC Two about a truly horrific stag weekend, has entered production in Scotland.

The cast announced, joining stars Jim Howick and Stephen Campbell Moore, includes JJ Feild, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, James Cosmo, Tim Key, Amit Shah and Sharon Rooney. International guest stars include Denmark’s Pilou Asbaek and Australian Christiaan Van Vuuren.

The three-part series sees a meek school teacher (Jim Howick) join his future brother-in-law (Stephen Campbell Moore) and several obnoxious friends on a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish Highlands. As the hunting party realises they themselves are the prey, sordid secrets begin to emerge and old friendships are tested to the limit in a ruthless battle for survival.

Stag is created and written by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Jim Field Smith (The Wrong Mans, Episodes) and George Kay (The Tunnel, Our Zoo, The Hour) and produced and directed by Jim Field Smith. Myfanwy Moore is the executive producer and it is a BBC In-house Comedy production in association with Idiotlamp.

“I can’t believe this fantastic roster of talent is joining us for seven weeks of hell in the Highlands, and can only assume they haven’t read the scripts properly.” – Jim Field Smith, Producer, Director and Co-writer of Stag

The drama will air for three episodes at a date yet to be set by BBC Two.

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