Award-winning film drama Boiling Point has been adapted into a BBC television series – and here’s the trailer to prove it…
Boiling Point was one of the British cinematic highlights of 2022, at least for this writer. From Stephen Graham’s towering performance as a chef under intense pressure to the fact that everything unfolded in one continuous, unbroken shot, the film was nominated for four BAFTAs and won four British Independent Film Awards.
The plot followed a particularly awful day in the life of head chef Andy, as he battles with various complications in his life, on top of the unbelievable stress of running an upmarket restaurant kitchen.
Now, the film has been adapted for the small screen, with the action picking up eight months after the film. The official synopsis reads as follows:
Eight months after her mentor Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) suffered a heart attack, head chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) is battling to forge a name for new London restaurant Point North alongside her old kitchen crew. With the pressure to draw in new, hungry customers and the financial squeeze to keep the business profitable, the team must find a way to manage their complicated personal lives whilst creating quality food day in, day out.
As well as Graham and Robinson, a press release earlier this year confirmed that the majority of the film’s cast also reprise their roles, including Hannah Walters, Steven Ogg, Ray Panthaki, Gary Lamont, Anne Rose Daly, Taz Skylar, Daniel Larkai, Stephen McMillan, Hannah Traylen and Izuka Hoyle.
New additions to the cast include Cathy Tyson, Stephen Odubola, Shaun Fagan, Joel MacCormack, Ahmed Malek and newcomer Missy Haysom.
The same team behind the film – director and co-writer Philip Barantini and screenwriter James Cummings – are spearheading the television series. Director Mounia Akl and writers Dan Cadan, Nathaniel Stevens, Alex Tenenbaum and Grace Ofori-Attah are also involved.
Boiling Point will stream on BBC iPlayer from Sunday 1 October. Though the original film is available to buy on various streaming services, it will also be broadcast on Film4 on Saturday 30 September at 21:00.
You can watch the trailer for the series below:
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