JJ Feild, Sharon Rooney join BBC2’s Stag

Filming begins on BBC2’s ‘Stag’

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BBC Two has announced the casting for new three-part dark comedy thriller, Stag, as filming commences.

Joining stars Jim Howick (Horrible Histories) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Wrong Mans), on a truly horrific stag weekend is, JJ Feild (The Musketeers), Reece Shearsmith (Inside No 9), Rufus Jones (W1A), James Cosmo (Game Of Thrones), Tim Key (Inside No 9), Amit Shah (Jekyll & Hyde) and Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary). International guest stars include Denmark’s Pilou Asbaek (Borgen) and Australian Christiaan Van Vuuren (Soul Mates).

Created and written by Jim Feild Smith (The Wrong Mans) and George Kay (The Tunnel), Stag sees a meek school teacher (Jim Howick) join his future brother-in-law (Stephen Campbell Moore) and several obnoxious friends on a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish Highlands. As the hunting party realises they themselves are the prey, sordid secrets begin to emerge and old friendships are tested to the limit in a ruthless battle for survival.

Jim Field Smith, Producer, Director and Co-writer of Stag says: “I can’t believe this fantastic roster of talent is joining us for seven weeks of hell in the Highlands, and can only assume they haven’t read the scripts properly.”

Myfanwy Moore, Controller of UK Comedy Production at BBC, says: “Jim and George have created a rip roaring comedy thriller – and we’re delighted that such a fabulous cast have agreed to join in on what will no doubt be a terrifyingly funny ride.”

Stag is a BBC In-house Comedy production in association with Idiotlamp. Filming starts today (May 18) on location in Scotland.