Stephen Graham is returning as chef Andy Jones in a TV series based on acclaimed film Boiling Point (Picture: Vertifo)
Stephen Graham will return to his role in restaurant drama Boiling Point with a new five-part series based on the film.
The 49-year-old actor will play chef Andy Jones once again, a year after he was nominated for a best actor Bafta for his performance as the renowned character.
Set six months after the film, the TV version will follow sous chef Carly, who has opened her own restaurant and is now head chef.
The character is played by actress Vinette Robinson, best known for her roles in BBC’s Sherlock and Netflix’s Black Mirror.
Vinette appears alongside Stephen, also known for films Snatch and The Irishman, as well as Hannah Walters, who previously starred in BBC crime series Whitechapel.
Husband and wife Stephen and Hannah, are teaming up to act as executive producers of the show, and promise the series will be a ‘rollercoaster of feelings and emotions’ and a ride you will want to ‘keep getting back on.’
Husband and wife Stephen and Hannah both star in the series as well as acing as executive producers (Picture: Getty Images)
‘The incredible reaction to the film, its story and specifically the characters, along with the huge desire to know more and delve deeper into their worlds has led us to create a drama series with the BBC.’
They added they hope the series ‘will keep the audience gripped, intrigued and involved in each of the character’s journeys.’
Boiling Point writer James Cummings said: ‘The response to our film has been incredible and hearing the way it has resonated with people in the hospitality industry has been nothing short of amazing.
The series will also see the return of Vinette Robinson, whose character has opened her own restaurant (Picture: Vertigo)
The film was released to critical acclaim, with hopes the BBC series will see it reach an even larger audience (Picture: Getty Images)
‘Restaurants are an intersection of different people from different backgrounds, all dealing with a variety of social issues – and I am so proud to be using our series as a vehicle to tell those stories with a cast of characters that we have already fallen in love with.
‘Food will fly and tears will fall!’
The original Boiling Point film took home four Bifa wins, two National Film Awards and four Taormina Film Festival Awards.
It also received an additional three Bafta nominations for outstanding British film, outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, and best casting.
The five-part follow-up Boiling Point series will air on the BBC.
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The series will follow on from the film’s massive success.