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Quay Street produces new Coben comedy-thriller for Prime Video

Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions is producing a new comedy-thriller series, Dead Hot.

Created and written by Charlotte Coben (The Stranger, Stay Close, Shelter), the Liverpool-based show is set to air in 2024 on Prime Video.

“Charlotte Coben is a clever writer and the scripts she has delivered for Dead Hot are outstanding; she’s a natural talent,” said Shindler, who is Executive Producer for Manchester’s Quay Street Productions.

“I’m delighted she chose Quay Street Productions for this exciting project. Dead Hot is a unique story with heartbreak, humour, and absurdity, with two magnificent rising stars leading a brilliant cast. There are plenty of surprises along the way, and we’re delighted to be bringing this to life.”

Dead Hot is described as a “compelling and twisty” character-driven thriller exploring family, class, love, trauma, and identity. Set in present-day Liverpool, two twentysomething best friends are united by a bond of grief at losing the first and only love of their twin brother – Peter.

5 years since Peter went missing in mysterious circumstance, the pair spiral into a “hedonistic lifestyle, partying to numb their grief” but hoping they’ll find out what happened. But a new character arrives on the scene with his own dark secret, which makes them wonder whether they’re romantically cursed – or being targeted.

It stars rising talent, Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary, Screw) and Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane, Then You Run, I May Destroy You) along with Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, After Life) and Peter Serafinowicz (The School for Good and Evil, The Tick).

“Dead Hot is a page-turner and I’m thrilled to be part of this story with such a wonderful team,” said Hasna.

“It’s been such a joy collaborating on a project with so many early career creatives, both onscreen and off. I can’t wait for the world to see the wonderful, wacky world we’ve created, and to go on a journey full of adventure and heartfelt friendship in equal measure.”

Laurie Kirkham (It’s A Sin, Finding Alice, Trust Me) is producer, with Sam Arbor (Heartstopper) as director on Block One and David Sant (Significant Other, Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything) as director on Block Two.

The show is currently in production around the North West of England.

Quay Street Productions is part of ITV Studios.  

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