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The Nest: Martin Compston Stars In New BBC Drama - Release Date And Cast

The Nest: Martin Compston Stars In New BBC Drama - Release Date And Cast

If you're a fan of Line of Duty, or just love a good thriller in general, then The Nest should be right up your street.

Starring Martin Compston and Peaky Blinders own Sophie Rundle, the new BBC drama is set in Glasgow and is all about love, money and the price of being able to buy whatever you want.

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The five-part show shares a writer with Bafta-winning drama Three Girls - Nicole Taylor - and is set to get the nation glued to their screens once again. Here's all you need to know about BBC's The Nest.

The Nest begins filming in September, so no release date has been revealed just yet.

The Nest will star Line of Duty's Martin Compston. Credit: BBC
The Nest will star Line of Duty's Martin Compston. Credit: BBC

The synopsis for The Nest reads: "Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?"

Despite having a massive house, loads of money and being madly in love, Dan and Emily are desperate to have a child, so they ask a teenage girl to carry one for them. They meet teenage Kaya on 'the other side of Glasgow', but by the time they realise there's more to her than meets the eye, it's too late.

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"The Nest forces an emotionally combustible confrontation between two Glasgows," says Taylor. "It's the story I've wanted to tell all my life."

Peaky Blinders' Sophie Rundle Joins The Cast Of BBC's The Nest. Credit: BBC
Peaky Blinders' Sophie Rundle Joins The Cast Of BBC's The Nest. Credit: BBC

Who wrote The Nest?

The Nest is written by Nicole Taylor, who penned the five-time Bafta-winning BBC drama Three Girls, about the Rochdale grooming scandal.

Taylor's previous credits also include The C Word starring Sheridan Smith and the film Wild Rose starring Julie Walters.

Taylor, who is both writer and executive producer, added: "I am overjoyed to be filming in my hometown of Glasgow with a cast I have long dreamt of writing for. Martin, Sophie, Kate, Shirley, James, David... They've all been chatting away in my head for years as I've been writing (unbeknownst to them!) so I could not be more proud that they have agreed to join The Nest and make these characters real."

Who's the cast of The Nest?

Line of Duty's Martin Compston and Peaky Blinders' Sophie Rundle will lead the cast while Mirren Mack will play Kaya.

Shirley Henderson (Stan and Ollie), Katie Leung (Chimerica), David Hayman (Fisherman's Friends), Fiona Bell (Shetland), James Harkness (Wild Rose), Bailey Patrick (Good Omens), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Paul Brannigan (Under The Skin) and Samuel Small (Game of Thrones) are also set to star.

Martin Compston said: "I'm absolutely delighted to join the cast of The Nest. Nicole Taylor [writer] is one of the most exciting and original voices in writing today - I'm chuffed we're finally working together. Combined with filming in Glasgow and going back onto BBC One in my native west coast accent makes it a dream scenario."

The Nest begins filming in September.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Film Release Date, Celebrity, BBC, release dates, UK Entertainment, Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty

Mark Cunliffe

Mark is a writer at LADbible with a creative writing background and a history working at some of Manchester's biggest agencies. He loves football and music that screams a lot.

 

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