A full size film crew was on Penarth Esplanade today shooting scenes underneath Penarth Pier for a new Channel 4 drama series provisionally called “Born to Kill”.
The series – written by Tracey Malone & Kate Ashfield – is a four part psychological thriller about a 15-year-old boy called Sam who’s fallen in love with fellow school pupil Chrissy.
Little does Chrissy know it – but, without giving too much away – “Sam” is concealing a darker side of his personality and needs to know whether his new girl-friend is prepared to share his grisly inclinations – to kill people.
Sam is played by Jack Rowan and Lara Peake takes the role of his girl-friend.
The series is being made by World Productions for Channel 4 and is promising to have the tv audience “on the edge of their seats”.
Veteran Bruce Goodison is in the director’s chair for this one. He also directed the BBC1 award-winning smash-hit agony-drama series “Dr Foster” .
Born to Kill is called “BTK ” for short on the fluorescent indicator arrows (strategically placed around Penarth to help disorientated crew members find their way to the location) .