Full cast announced for Boiling Point television series as filming begins
The BBC has announced the full casting for Boiling Point, a five-part television sequel to the 2021 chef drama film of the same name.
Filming has begun in Manchester this week with Vinette Robinson (Carly), Stephen Graham (Andy) and Hannah Walters (Emily) all reprising their roles from the BAFTA-nominated film.
They will be joined by the film's co-stars Ray Panthaki (Freeman), Gary Lamont (Dean), Áine Rose Daly (Robyn), Taz Skylar (Billy), Daniel Larkai (Jake), Stephen McMillan (Jamie), Hannah Traylen (Holly), and Izuka Hoyle (Camille).
Joining them are new cast members Stephen Odubola (Johnny), Shaun Fagan (Bolton), Joel MacCormack (Liam), and Ahmed Malek (Musa). BAFTA award-winner Cathy Tyson has joined the cast as Carly's mum Vivian, and newcomer Missy Haysom will make their television debut playing Kit.
Boiling Point, which was released in 2021, was filmed in one shot and follows head chef Andy, played by Graham, through a ruthless evening service in a busy restaurant, switching between drama in the kitchen and front of house.
The BBC television series will pick up six months on from where the film left off and follows sous chef Carly, now head chef at her own restaurant.
A BBC announcement said: "As the pressure mounts to keep the restaurant full, Carly begins to feel the magnitude of responsibility that comes with running her own place."
Rebecca Ferguson, commissioning editor for BBC Drama, said: "It's incredibly exciting to announce that filming is now underway. The creative team on Boiling Point have brought together the finest cast, featuring established talent and introducing some breathtakingly good new cast members who will no doubt become household names."
Boiling Point received four BAFTA nominations and generally positive reviews, with the Observer film critic Mark Kermode describing it as "a divine comedy barrelling towards inevitable tragedy, played out in hell's kitchen".
The film divided opinion in the hospitality sector on its release, with some chefs wary it could portrayal the industry in a negative light.