Reece Shearsmith (Inside No 9), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Amit Shah (W1A), Rufus Jones (Hunderby), James Cosmo (Game Of Thrones), Tim Key (Inside No 9) and JJ Feild (The Musketeers) have signed on to co-star opposite Jim Howick (Peep Show) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Our Zoo) in BBC Two’s three-part comedy series Stag.
Stag follows a meek school teacher (Jim Howick) joins 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.
In addition to the core-cast, BBC Two has also lined up a slew of international guest stars for the three-parter, with Denmark’s Pilou Asbaek (A Hijacking) and Australian Christiaan Van Vuuren (ABC’s Soul Mates) set to appear in at least one episode apiece.
Stag was created by Jim Field Smith and George Kay and got a greenlight at BBC Two earlier this month, alongside a number of other comedy commissions. The three-parter is being produced by BBC In-House Comedy in association with Idiotlamp, with Myfanwy Moore executive producing. Co-creator Jim Field Smith also serves as producer and director.
“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”, said Myfanwy Moore, Executive Producer and Controller of UK Comedy Production at the BBC.