The filming of BBC’s new comedy show ‘Dinosaur’ has officially commenced in Glasgow, Scotland. The six-part series 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 honor, Nina is floored. Forced to reconcile with her sister’s impulsive decision, Nina grapples with what this new challenge means, leading to a surprising journey of self-discovery.”
Glasgow, where the series is being shot, has earlier hosted the filming of the shows ‘Outlander,’ ‘Still Game,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘The Secret Agent’ and ‘In Plain Sight.’ The city also served as a filming location for the movies ‘The Batman,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,’ ‘World War Z,’ and ‘Under the Skin.’
‘Dinosaur’ stars comedian and radio host Ashley Storrie as Nina, and Kat Ronney, known for ‘The Royal Mob,’ as Evie. Expressing her excitement to be a part of the show, Storrie told BBC, “I’m so excited that we’ve started filming, I’m jazzed to showcase Glasgow in all its magical beauty to the world!” The supporting cast includes David Carlyle (‘Bodyguard’) as Bo, Lorn Macdonald (‘Bridgerton’) as Lee, Greg Hemphill (‘Still Game’) as Ade, and Danny Ashok (‘Finding Fatimah’) as Ranesh.
The show also features Ben Rufus Green (‘Webscam’) as Shane, Sabrina Sandhu (‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’) as Amber, Sally Howitt (‘The Decoy Bride’) as Diane, Jim Kitson (‘Land of Women’) as Declan, Sanjeev Kohli (‘Magpie Murders’) as Sachin and Kate Dickie (‘Game of Thrones’) as Cecily. ‘Dinosaur’ is produced by Two Brothers Pictures, known for Prime Video’s hit comedy-drama ‘Fleabag.’
The series is created by Matilda Curtis (‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’) along with Storrie. “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,” Curtis told BBC. Niamh McKeown, known for ‘Flooers,’ ‘Farmland’ and ‘Good Girls’) is directing the show, under the production of Brian Coffey. The executive producers include Daniel Walker, Harry Williams, Sarah Hammond, and Jack Williams. The show will be aired on BBC Three and BBC Scotland channels. For audiences in the US, it will be streamed on Hulu.
“We are so excited to be bringing this wonderful series to life with the BBC and Hulu. It is a joyful and hilarious comedy full of heart with a fresh perspective. Matilda and Ashley tell a heartfelt love story between two sisters that holds a mirror up to the inconsistencies of the neurotypical world. We can’t wait for Nina’s story to develop on screen,” announced producers Harry and Jack Williams of Two Brothers Pictures.