EXCLUSIVE: Paramount+’s global drama commissioning spree continues and Time limit can divulge New Photos/Viacom World Studios (VIS) mystery The Blue, with filming set to start in Thailand later this yr.
The Blue comes recent off the again of bulletins for UK presentations Flatshare, Kenneth Branagh’s A Gentleman in Moscow and the Attractive Beast remake, along side dramas from Germany and South Korea, because the Paramount streamer doubles down on global scripted presentations and gears up for a couple of Eu launches later this yr.
Penned by way of White Space Farm’s Kris Mrksa and directed by way of The Serpent’s Hans Herbots, The Blue stars Abigail Lawrie (Tin Famous person) and Rhianne Barreto (The Outlaws) as Lana and Kitty, two very best buddies at the run from the United Kingdom police. In combination they in finding shelter on a romantic yacht known as The Blue, crewed by way of a bunch of enigmatic, stunning individuals who sail via South East Asia dwelling a lifetime of never-ending seashores, ocean and events. However The Blue harbours darkish secrets and techniques and when greed and lust force the group to make some horrible ethical compromises, it results in the loss of life of certainly one of their very own.
Filming begins within the Spring, with the seven-parter additionally that includes The Energy of the Canine’s Sean Keenan, It Bankruptcy Two’s Jay Ryan and Metro Manila’s Jake Macapagal. Further casting will likely be published over the approaching weeks.
Sebastian Cardwell, Paramount+’s Deputy Leader Content material Officer, UK, stated the display “guarantees audience a heady mixture of intrigue and escapism, delivered by way of an ensemble forged of UK and global skill.”
“We’ve got labored laborious to expand a UK drama slate for Paramount+ which is distinct in its selection, with choices for standalone hits in addition to returning collection,” he added.
“The Blue, in conjunction with the titles we’ve already introduced and the ones at the manner, will show off the ingenious excellence of our native manufacturing group.”
All3Media-backed New Photos is the manufacturer of BAFTA-nominated ITV drama Des, Netflix’s The Innocents and Starz’ The Spanish Princess (with Playground). Paramount’s in-house streamer VIS is accountable for almost all of Paramount+’s global scripted presentations, with the U.S. media massive desperate to retain rights.