A new BBC Drama The North Water, starring Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell, set in Hull in the 1850s on the ice floes has being filmed in the Arctic. They travelled as far as 81 degrees north to film some parts, which is the furthest north a drama series as ever been filmed.
A first-look into the new drama has been released, and it looks incredible. The epic shots show the cast, which also includes Jack O’Connell, out in the elements surrounded by huge icebergs.
The BBC recently brought us Prison Drama, Time, starring Stephen Gramham and Sean Bean, which was received with positive reviews from the public and critics, which is also worth a watch.
The star-studded cast will tell the story based on the acclaimed novel by Ian Mcguire, who was born in Hull also. The five-part series tells the story of a disgraced ex-army surgeon, Patrick Summer, who signs up as the ship doctor the expedition to the Arctic for whaling purposes. He has to deal with the rough elements, violent crewmates – all while discovering the true reason for the dangerous expedition.
See-Saw-Films and the BBC bring you The North Water, with the help of director Andrew Haigh and Executive producers Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman for See-Saw Films, Niv Fichman for Rhombus Media, and Jo McClellan for the BBC.
Watch the trailer below:
The incredible BBC Drama will start on Friday the 10th of September on BBC. You can find out more information here.