Wreck S2 begins filming in Northern Ireland
The second series of comedy horror Wreck begins filming in Northern Ireland next week (w/c 1 May) with filming due to run for around three months.
The show is produced by Euston Films for BBC Three; series 2 comprises six x 45’ episodes.
The executive producers are Noemi Spanos for Euston Films with creator Ryan J. Brown and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Chris Baugh returns as director and executive producer.
The first series starred Oscar Kennedy as Jamie, who accepts a job on a cruise ship to investigate his sister’s mysterious disappearance. The interiors of the ship, the Sacramentum, were created within a factory in Ballymena, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland that, for nearly 50 years until 2018, had produced tyres.
When writer/creator Ryan J Brown first saw the sets, he was amazed. “We walked into this factory and it was genuinely like walking onto a cruise ship. It was crazy.
“They didn't have a lot of time to build it as well. What they managed to do in such a short space of time was unreal. I spent a lot of time on this set when I was still writing the show. So it was great to be able to explore and hang out in the cabins.”
Some exterior shots of the side of the ship were filmed using the real SS Nomadic (above), a boat now housed in Belfast that provided support for the HMS Titanic in 1911.
When Series 2 got the greenlight last year, Brown said: "I’m really thrilled to be serving up another slice of Wreck. We’ll be back, bigger and bloodier in 2023. To have BBC Three's confidence in us reaffirmed is the best feeling. I’ve always had big plans for where our story could go and to fully realise that is an honour.”
Chris Baugh and Thaddea Graham
All images via BBC.
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