Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren has joined a UK comedy thriller, Stag, on BBC 2.
The three part series written by Jim Field Smith (The Wrong Mans, Episodes) and George Kay (The Tunnel, Our Zoo, The Hour) depicts a truly horrific stag weekend, and is currently being filmed in Scotland.
Jim Howick plays a meek school teacher who 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.
The cast also includes JJ Feild, Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, James Cosmo, Tim Key, Amit Shah, Sharon Rooney and Pilou Asbaek.
Jim Field Smith, said: “I can’t believe this fantastic roster of talent is joining us for seven weeks of hell in the Highlands, and can only assume they haven’t read the scripts properly.”
Myfanwy Moore, Controller of UK Comedy Production at BBC, says: “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.”
Updated: ABC is currently developing a second series of Soul Mates.