BBC Two commissions new comedy, Stag

‘The Wrong Mans’ Director writes new comic thriller

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BBC Two has commissioned Stag, a new three-part darkly comic thriller from Jim Field Smith (producer/director of The Wrong Mans) and George Kay.

Jim Howick (Peep Show, Babylon) stars as a meek schoolteacher who struggles to survive the Stag weekend from hell, as he joins his future brother-in-law (Stephen Campbell MooreOur Zoo, The Wrong Mans) and several obnoxious friends, on a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish highlands. It quickly gets messier than anyone expected; as the hunters become the hunted, sordid secrets emerge and old friendships are tested to the limit.

Stag is a BBC In-House Comedy production in association with Idiotlamp. Jim Field Smith will also Direct and Produce the series.