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One of the must-see movies of 2022 becomes a TV series

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Boiling Pointone of the most acclaimed films of 2022, is to become a BBC series, with stars Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson and Hannah Walters reprising their roles in the TV sequel to the one-shot movie.

In January, Boiling Point director Philip Barantini and co-writer James Cummings’ searing restaurant drama left viewers hungry to see more of close-to-breakdown chef Andy (Graham) and his staff – now comes the news that a five-part series will begin filming early next year .

“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,” said the BBC.

“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.”

Vinette Robinson as Carly and Stephen Graham as Andy in the film Boiling Point Photo: Christian Black

Shooting one of the films of the year – in one take

Married stars Graham and Walters are among the executive producers on the series through their own company, Matriarch Productions.

“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,” said the couple.

“Although we have hung up our feature-length one-shot boots, our audiences can still be excited by extraordinarily long 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 that reflects social realism, raising real-life issues, which have an effect on each and every one of us.”

“A rollercoaster of feelings and emotions, but a rollercoaster you will want to keep getting back on” Still from the film Boiling Point courtesy of production company Ascendant Fox

Boiling Point writer James Cummings added: “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!”

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