Dinosaur casting announced

Friday 11th August 2023, 12:00am

Dinosaur. Nina (Ashley Storrie). Credit: BBC, Two Brothers Pictures

Dinosaur began filming its first series on Tuesday.

Starring and co-created by comedian Ashley Storrie, the six-part sitcom is set in Glasgow and will air on both BBC Three and BBC Scotland.

Piloted in 2021, it follows Nina, an autistic woman in her 30s, who adores her life living with her sister and best friend Evie. However, when Evie rushes into an engagement after only six weeks and makes Nina her maid of honour, Nina is floored. Forced to reconcile with her sister's impulsive decision, she must grapple with what this new challenge means, leading to a surprising journey of self-discovery.

In a full change of line-up from the pilot, Kat Ronney co-stars as Evie, with David Carlyle as Bo, Lorn Macdonald as Lee and Danny Ashok as Ranesh.

Greg Hemphill, Sabrina Sandhu, Ben Rufus Green, Jim Kitson, Sally Howitt, Kate Dickie and Sanjeev Kohli take supporting roles.

Ashley Storrie says: "I'm so excited that we've started filming, I'm jazzed to showcase Glasgow in all its magical beauty to the world!"

Co-creator Matilda Curtis says: "I'm thrilled that the series is moving ahead with such a superb cast. It's been a joy to work on the scripts with the very gifted Ashley Storrie and the brilliant team at Two Brothers Pictures."

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