Prime Video UK orders comedy-thriller ‘Dead Hot’ from Quay Street Productions

Dead Hot

Prime Video in the UK has expanded its scripted offering with a comedy-thriller from Nicola Shindler’s Quay Street Productions.

Dead Hot has been created and written by Charlotte Coben (The Stranger), who previously worked with Shindler on Netflix dramas The Stranger and Stay Close.

Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary) and Vivian Oparah (I May Destroy You) star, while Shindler, who founded ITV Studios-owned Quay Street in 2021, exec produces, with the show slated for 2024.

TBI understands Quay Street owner ITV Studios will handle international distribution outside of the UK and Ireland.

The show is set in present-day Liverpool, UK, and follows Elliot and Jess, two best friends in their 20’s who are united by a bond of grief at losing Peter – the first and only love of Elliot and Jess’ twin brother.

The story tracks the friends as they spiral into a hedonistic lifestyle, before picking up on Elliot’s next partner who also has his own secrets, forcing him to explore whether he is romantically cursed or being targeted.

Shindler described the project as “a unique story with heartbreak, humour, and absurdity, with two magnificent rising stars leading a brilliant cast.”

Laurie Kirkham (It’s A Sin) is producer, with Sam Arbor (Heartstopper) and David Sant (Significant Other) directing.

Quay Street has grown rapidly since launch two years ago, hiring execs including former Mammoth Screen MD Samantha McMillon as chief operating officer and producing shows such as Nolly and and Significant Other, a remake of Yes Studios’ Israeli series of the same name.

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