Filming of a new drama has begun in North Somerset – a village florist has been converted into a display bookshop. Production on Rain Dogs, from the brilliant new voice of Cash Carraway and starring Daisy May Cooper, began filming across the Bristol and North Somerset area last month.
HBO will join the BBC as co-producers on the eight-episode series from Sid Gentle Films Ltd (Killing Eve). One location that is understood to be used is Trug Flowers at The Triangle in Wrington.
Understandably, florists are turning to a bookstore temporarily in order to shoot. Work crews were on the scene at the store this week.
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New temporary banners were seen being erected as part of a transformation over existing Trug banners. Rain Dogs is a wild and wonderful tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and intelligence thwarted by poverty and prejudice.
Rain Dogs is told with a black lick of humor and a chaotic attitude, starring Daisy May Cooper (This Country, Am I Being Unreasonable, Witchfinder) as Costello Jones, Jack Farthing (Spencer, Lost Daughter, Chloe) as Selby, Ronk Adeculojo (Alex Rider), Chevalier, Doctor Who) as Gloria Duke and Fleur Tashjian in her first role as Iris Jones. They are our Four Glorious Dogs – a primal smitten family that thrives on challenge and chaos, and a deep but complex love.
Costello Jones (Daisy May Cooper) is a writer and single mother with rock ‘n’ roll bravado and a sparkle in her eye, a woman who appreciates rock-bottom sparkle but will do anything to keep her daughter Iris away from her. Selby (Jack Farthing) is a boarding school student educated at Britt Easton Ellis and Goddard, Costello’s loyal companion and loving tormentor. Gloria (Runky Adekulejo) is the chaotic, directionless, and totally glorified godmother of Eris who runs out of second chances.
Iris (Flor Tashjian) is a kid-wearing crook who loves South Park, William Morris wallpaper, and, more than anything, her mother. Sally Woodward Gentle, Executive Producer Sid Gentle Films says: “We are so excited to be working with the exceptionally talented Cash on this very original story of friendship, love and creativity.
“It’s exciting to be working with Daisy, Jack, Ronk and Fleur. We have four wonderful rain dogs.” Joe McClellan, Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama said: “We are so excited to begin production on Rain Dogs, with the wonderful cast and our partners HBO, we can’t wait for Cash’s unique, bold voice to arrive on screen.”
Rain Dogs has been commissioned by Piers Finger, BBC Drama Director and Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer. It is produced by Joe McClellan for the BBC, Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
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Sid Gentle is Head of Development, while Henrietta Colvin serves as Associate Producer. The lead director is Richard Laxton with Jennifer Beirut also directed. Produced by Ciara McIlvini. BBC Studios brokered the deal with HBO in partnership with Sid Gentle Films.