A new five-part drama is coming to the BBC based on Stephen Graham's incredible one-take movie Boiling Point.
While most so-called one-shot movies work out how to cleverly disguise their cuts so they can do long takes but give the actors a break, Boiling Point was shot all at once with no disguised cuts.
They had planned to film the movie through eight takes, but with the pandemic lockdowns approaching imminently at the time of shooting, they only had time for half of that, with the third take getting used.
The full-length film was actually based on a 2019 short film also starring Graham, and follows London restaurant Jones & Sons on the busiest shift of the year - the final Friday before Christmas - as everything is going wrong.
The head chef is having a meltdown, some staff haven't shown up for their shifts and a hygiene inspector has given them a right going over, and it only spirals from there.
Viewers have called it 'one of the most stressful films' they've ever seen, but luckily for everyone involved people said it was also one of the best.
When Boiling Point was added to Netflix earlier this year, fans were absolutely blown away by how good it was.
The gritty, realistic nature of the film had many viewers gaining a newfound respect for hospitality sector workers and all the stresses they can go through on a difficult shift.
The new series will start filming early next year and the story will pick up six months after the end of the film, with Vinette Robinson's character, Carly, becoming head chef of her own restaurant.
Lots of the film's cast will be back to reprise their roles, including Stephen Graham, as his production company Matriarch Productions will also be helping bring Boiling Point to TV.
BBC executive producer Rebecca Ferguson said she had been 'stunned by the absolute thrill ride' of Boiling Point and thought it was great that the film was going to become a series.
She said: "The opportunity to expand this break-out hit into five new unmissable episodes of television was too good to miss.
"It's an absolute pleasure to build on my existing relationship with Philip Barantini and work with this incredibly talented team of film-makers to bring their vision to BBC One and iPlayer viewers."
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