Lebanese director Mounia Akl will direct episodes three and four, with Graham Drover producing.
Egyptian actor Ahmed Malek has joined the cast of the BBC series Boiling Point, as filming begins on the brand new five-part television series for BBC One and BBC iPlayer in Manchester.
The upcoming BBC series is a spin-off of the Stephen Graham-fronted film of the same name.
As previously announced, Vinette Robinson (Carly), Stephen Graham (Andy) and Hannah Walters (Emily) will reprise their roles from the multi-award-winning film. They will be joined by the film’s co-stars Ray Panthaki (Freeman), Gary Lamont (Dean), Áine Rose Daly (Robyn), Taz Skylar (Billy), Daniel Larkai (Jake) Stephen McMillan (Jamie), Hannah Traylen (Holly) and Izuka Hoyle (Camille).
Joining them are new cast members Stephen Odubola (Johnny), Shaun Fagan (Bolton), Joel MacCormack (Liam) and Ahmed Malek (Musa). Cathy Tyson joins the cast as Carly’s mum Vivian, and newcomer Missy Haysom makes their television debut playing Kit.
The film scored four BAFTA nominations and 11 BIFA nominations. It won four BIFA wins and four Taormina Film Festival Awards.
The series reunites the film’s co-writer and director Philip Barantini, who will direct episodes one, two and five and co-writer James Cummings, alongside the film’s producers, Hester Ruoff and Bart Ruspoli who all serve as executive producers on the series with Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham. Rebecca Ferguson is executive producer and commissioner for the BBC. Director, Mounia Akl joins the team to direct episodes three and four and Graham Drover is the series producer. Dan Caden is the co-writer on episode two, Alex Tenenbaum and Nathaniel Stevens are the writers of episode three and Grace Ofori-Attah is the writer of episode five.
Boiling Point picks up six months on from where the film left off and sees Sous Chef Carly as Head Chef at her own restaurant, with many of Andy’s original team alongside her. As the pressure mounts to keep the restaurant full, Carly begins to feel the magnitude of responsibility that comes with running her own place.
International distribution will be handled by BBC Studios.