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Dark BBC cocaine smuggling comedy branded 'best thing it has done in years'

Dark BBC cocaine smuggling comedy branded 'best thing it has done in years'

BBC viewers are calling for the new series to win 'every BAFTA going'.

BBC viewers are raving about a new dark comedy which follows two strangers, one boat and a s**t tonne of cocaine.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Boat Story follows two strangers - Janet (Daisy Haggard) and Samuel (Paterson Joseph) - who are struggling to make ends meet.

This is until they accidentally stumble across a huge amount of cocaine from a shipwrecked boat.

After the pair agree to sell it and split the cash, they quickly find themselves entangled with police, masked hitmen, and a sharp-suited gangster known only as ‘The Tailor’ (Tchéky Karyo).

Paterson Joseph in Boat Story.
BBC

"Off-beat humour contrasts with high-octane action sequences against the spectacular backdrop of the beautiful, windswept Yorkshire coastline," the BBC said of the six-part series.

Writers Harry and Jack Williams explained: “We loved making The Tourist and Boat Story picks up where that left off - tonally at least.

"It’s full of vulnerable, messed up and eccentric characters and we’ve cast some of our favourite actors to play them."

Taking to social media, viewers are already predicting Boat Story to win 'every BAFTA going'.

Daisy Haggard plays a woman who stumbles upon some cocaine.
BBC

"Kinda loving #BoatStory: it’s like Tarantino has visited Grimsby…," one wrote.

"Binge-watched Boat Story on BBC iPlayer. If it doesn’t win every BAFTA going, something’s wrong. 10/10. Casting, dialogue, humour, story, visuals, score are all epic. Best thing I’ve seen on BBC in years. #BoatStory," a second added.

"Binge-watching #BoatStory today. It’s fantastic, the best drama of the year. A BAFTA cert. Beware, it’s not always an easy watch, but it is funny as hell, and far better than that tired old jungle thing," someone else said.

People think Boat Story deserves BAFTAs.
BBC

Christopher Aird, Two Brothers Pictures Head of Drama, said: “Boat Story will surprise the audience from the first minute.

"Harry & Jack are challenging conventions we've come to second guess in screen drama. I think this is their boldest show yet and very exciting.”

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Commissioning Editor, added: “Even by Jack and Harry’s remarkable standards, Boat Story is a hugely entertaining and fiendishly clever thriller that I know will have the nation desperate to know what’s coming next.

“And I cannot think of a more perfect cast to bring these fantastic characters to life – you’ll just have to wait and see which ones you can trust!”

Boat Story is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV and Film