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FIRST LOOK The Castaways

Paramount+ has released a number of first look images from their upcoming thriller The Castaways, which stars Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens.

Based on the bestselling novel by Lucy Clarke, The Castaways stars Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens as sisters Lori and Erin Holme who are on the holiday of a lifetime in Fiji.

After a huge fight, Erin never boards the island-hopping flight to their tropical resort and the plane, with Lori on board, never arrives at its destination.

Months later, no wreckage has been found, and no survivors discovered. With the search abandoned, Erin remains a lone, desperate voice refusing to give up hope. Suddenly, Lori’s credit card is used in a corner shop in a remote village in Fiji.

On the CCTV, Erin recognises the plane’s pilot back from the dead. She immediately sets out from the UK to find him and discover the mystery of her sister’s fate.

Jumping between the two sisters’ perspectives, The Castaways will follow Erin’s present-day investigation and Lori’s struggle for survival following the crash onto a tropical and remote desert island.

As dark secrets are revealed both in the past and present day, each shocking twist and turn slowly reveals the truth about what happened to Lori and her fellow passengers, a truth that someone on the island will kill to keep secret.

The five-part thriller promises to be brimming with spine-chilling suspense and these first look images also reveal the wider cast starring alongside Sheridan Smith and Céline Buckens. Brendan Cowell plays the plane’s pilot Mike Brass, Lasarus Ratuere plays Felix Vatabua and Dominic Tighe plays Daniel Eldridge. And will also star Charlotte Vega as Amber Gordon.

Produced by Clapperboard Studios and BlackBox Multimedia, The Castaways was filmed on location in Greece and Fiki and be executive produced by Mike Benson for Clapperboard Studios, Giuliano Papadia and Chiara Cardoso for BlackBox Multimedia and lead writer Ben Harris who will share writing responsibilities with Polly Buckle and Jesse O’Mahoney. It'll be directed by Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill with Myf Hopkins as producer.

The Castaways launches later this year on Paramount+

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