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As part of her new role, Spanos will continue to further develop the Euston Films slate, working alongside Harwood to produce new scripted television content.
Spanos joined Euston Films at its relaunch in 2014, executive producing the limited series The Sister for ITV and Dublin Murders for BBC One.
She is currently working on forthcoming comedy horror series Wreck for BBC Three. Prior to Euston Films, Spanos worked both within the BBC and independent sector, undertaking development exec roles for BBC Drama Production, Kudos Film & Television and BBC Wales.
Spanos said: “Working with Kate has always felt like a partnership, and I’m thrilled to be turning our working relationship into a joint venture. It’s exciting to be starting a new chapter together as we continue to build and diversify the Euston slate.”
Harwood added: “It’s been a joy working with Noemi since we re-started Euston Films. She is a creative producer of flare, taste and determination and I am proud that she wants to take on the task of jointly leading Euston Films as we build our slate individually and collectively and step up our activity in this exciting drama world.”
Other Euston Films productions include Baghdad Central, a six-part crime thriller written by Stephen Butchard for Channel 4; and Hard Sun, a six-part crime drama written by Luther creator Neil Cross for BBC One and Hulu.
Wreck is a tense thriller, mixing comedy with a slice of slasher, set aboard The Sacramentum cruise ship. The series follows 20-year-old new recruit, Jamie, as he infiltrates the 3000-strong crew in a desperate race to find his missing sister. She was working aboard the same vessel on a previous tour and vanished mid-charter. Jamie is initiated into cruise life and gets a crash course on the tribes within the staff: the theatre kids, the mafias and the low-paid workers. For this overworked and underpaid crew, life below deck can be an odyssey of partying and excess… and they remain oblivious to the bloodthirsty murders taking place on board. Jamie is forced to turn detective and uncover the sinister truth.
The series stars Oscar Kennedy (Ladhood) as Jamie, Thaddea Graham (The Irregulars) as Vivian, Jack Rowan (Noughts + Crosses) as Danny, Harriet Webb (I May Destroy You) as Karen, Jodie Tyack (The Window) as Pippa with new faces Louis Boyer as Sam, Anthony Rickman as Olly, Amber Grappy as Lauren, Diego Andres as Jerome, Peter Claffey as Cormac, Miya Ocego as Rosie, Warren James Dunning as Beaker, Ramanique Ahluwalia as Lily and Alice Nokes as Sophia.
The (6×45’) series was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, and is produced by Chris Martin for Euston Films, part of Fremantle with support from Northern Ireland Screen. It is executive produced by Noemi Spanos for Euston Films and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Chris Baugh (Boys from County Hell) will direct and executive produce all six episodes.
The series will launch on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer later this year.