When producer and creative director of British channel ITV Tim Haines traveled to Moscow, he discovered that re was an iconic global brand that fiction was not taking advantage of enough: "A Russian told me that only thing I knew about UK was that we had a queen and "A monster in a lake." On royal family have been shot innumerable productions, but Loch Ness was a place that was not exploiting this halo of mystery present in world subconscious. "In Hollywood y spend millions of brands like Batman, and we had at home without using a symbol as popular as that," he exclaims.
With that goal in mind, Loch Ness, which opens on Tuesday 24 October (22.00) in Calle 13, began only with its location. As in or British police classics, ambience would be its great asset. A story of a mysterious murder as British as lake itself that would only touch, yes, glance its legend. Because here monster is not a gigantic long-necked marine animal. She's dressed in street clos.
"The series began as a fantasy and mythology project, but we wanted to hire a Scottish screenwriter who knew country, his conscience and landscape." Looking for, we realized that no one wanted to talk about monster. They're tired. It was also his great hex. So Stephen Brady had idea that monster was a metaphor, a serial killer hiding in a small, normal village by lake, "Haines explains in basement of a curling center in places surrounding Glasgow, where he visited country invited by Calle 13 PA RA watch first sequence of series.
On runway, protagonist Laura Fraser (One of Us, breaking Bad) and almost all suspects play between cameras to that strange winter sport cousin of Petanque, which, although it does not seem that it can be related to a homicide, is key in mystery of Loch Ness. One of stones with which it is practiced has been used by murderer to anchor missing neighbor at bottom of lake. "I had never played and I love," exclaims actress between a contagious and constant laughter that does not let him use too much in his series, almost always thrillers full of drama.
This project has brought Fraser home. To cold city where he was born and that so few works give him: "You always have a spectacular scenery behind." You stay self-absorbed. I'm Scottish, although I never really believed in monster, she remembers. This time he does not have to falsify, in addition, his accent as he did in breaking Bad, whose Lydia, Capo of dope, has made a triumphant comeback this year in Better Call Saul: "I get feeling that spin-off has already surpassed its predecessor" Points.
The series takes advantage, with excuse of spot, a genre that is not fashionable in British television. This classic mysterious murder in an idyllic village where corpses begin to appear; Suddenly you can't trust neighbor. A WHO has done it to use that tries to repeat successes of Broadchurch and Happy Valley. This time mystery-solvers will be two female policemen.
Along with Fraser, who plays an inexperienced agent, is veteran Siobhan Finneran, famous for playing intriguing Lady O'Bryan in Downton Abbey: "I don't always look for strong women." I want to collect, have a good script and change registration. "But those are ones that offer me." The actress, who rolls se days Happy Valley, is, in addition, almost only one of cast that knew from beginning that it was not murderer. "It's better because you behave like characters, without knowing anything, before surprise." Any of his companions could be monster of lake. The real, flesh-and-blood.Away from Nessie
"The lake gives connection to nature." "We take advantage of its romanticism and color as in Outlander, but also side of gray and terrifying," says Haines. The location gives title to series, yes, but thanks to magic of television only some scene was filmed re: "Tourism does not let record so comfortably."
The production has gone to or places furr south and near to Glasgow, like Loch Lomond to almost three hours, that give Pego in short planes: "The landscape is anor character, one that differentiates us." Depending on light has different personality, can be dangerous or brilliant, "reflects actor Alastair MacKenzie (Borgen, Wolf Hall), nothing accustomed to filming at home and took advantage of this opportunity:" We use prejudices on lake to give a Turn. "
"I almost never played a Scotsman." "I haven't been filming here for nine years," adds Gray O'Brien, who plays husband of Laura Fraser's character and representative in lake's touristic side series: "My character thinks he saw monster with 10 years." "I was taught as a child not to believe in nonsense."