The story follows wealthy loved-up couple Emma and Dan, played by Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and Martin Compston (Line of Duty), who have everything they could ever want, except for a baby. By chance encounter (how? Where?!) they meet 18-year-old Kaya (played by Mirren Mack) who agrees to have their baby as their surrogate.
“Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?” reads the synopsis.
Like we said, so many questions are running through our heads. Where did Kaya come from? How did they meet? Why would she agree to have a baby for a pair of strangers? Suffice to say, we’re already hooked.
“The Nest is an emotional thriller about love and money, and the price of being able to buy whatever you want,” shared the BBC in a statement.
Set in Glasgow, the five-part series is written and produced by BAFTA and RTS winning screenwriter Nicole Taylor, who brought us The C Word and 3 Girls. “I am overjoyed to be filming in my hometown of Glasgow with a cast I have long dreamt of writing for. Martin, Sophie, Kate, Shirley, James, David… they’ve all been chatting away in my head for years as I’ve been writing (unbeknownst to them!) so I could not be more proud that they have agreed to join The Nest and make these characters real,” said Taylor in a statement.
Other cast members who have been confirmed include two Harry Potter stars, Shirley Henderson (Moaning Myrtle) and Katie Leung (Harry’s first love interest Cho Chang), two Game of Thrones cast members, Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn) and Samuel Small (who played a minor role as a little bird for maester Qyburn), as well as David Hayman (Fisherman’s Friends), Fiona Bell (Shetland), James Harkness (Wild Rose), Bailey Patrick (Good Omens), and Paul Brannigan (Under The Skin).
The Nest will air on the BBC in 2020.