Wreck, a Freemantle UK series will be heading to Hulu in March, and the premise is interesting enough to gain my interest.
In what sounds like a comedy-slasher mashup,19-year-old Jamie Walsh takes a job about the MS Sacramentum, but he has a secret reason for doing so. It seems his sister Pippa had a job aboard the same ship recently, before vanishing while at sea.
As Jamie settles into life working on the ship, he learns about the cliques onboard, including the performers and the lower-paid workers. He comes to learn about the secret life below deck, along with the hard partying that goes on, all while murders are taking place under everyone’s noses. And through it all, Jamie is determined to find out what happened to Pippa.
Can you say killer duck? That’s right, the murderer in Wreck sports a duck mask.
As the duck-masked murderer slashes his way through the ship, Jamie has to play detective in order to find out just what the heck is going on. Will he be the next victim?
Wreck (which will get a second season) features Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood) as Jamie, Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) as Danny, Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars) as Vivian, Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You) as Karen, and Jodie Tyack (The Window) as Pippa.
Wreck was written by Ryan J. Brown, and directed / executive produced by Chris Baugh (who you may know from Shudder’s Boys from County Hell), and produced by Chris Martin (for Euston Films), with support from Northern Ireland Screen.
And here’s a bit of trivia for you: Brown named his lead character in honor of Jamie Leigh Curtis, and of the character Jesse Walsh, who was played by Mark Patton in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. Patton is widely considered to be the first male Scream Queen, thanks to his portrayal of Jesse.
The six-episode series will begin streaming on Hulu March 1. Watch the trailer for Wreck below.
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