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Watch the trailer for new Prime comedy-thriller Dead Hot, set in Liverpool

3 weeks ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Watch the trailer for new Prime comedy-thriller Dead Hot, set in Liverpool
Picture - Dead Hot - Amazon Prime Video

Dead Hot which is set in Liverpool, is Prime Video’s latest UK original series, and it launched on Friday 1 March.

Dead Hot is a new comedy-thriller series set in Liverpool which explores family, class, love, trauma, and identity. Bilal Hasna and BAFTA nominated Vivian Oparah take the helm as protagonists Elliot and Jess, navigating the highs and lows, and complexities of their mid-twenties.

With Penelope Wilton playing Francine, Elliot’s extremely wealthy, traditional and bigoted grandmother (Downton Abbey, After Life) and Peter Serafinowicz (The School for Good and Evil, The Tick) playing Detective Chief Inspector Danny also starring  in this stellar cast. 

What’s Dead Hot About?

Set in present-day Liverpool, twenty-somethings Elliot and Jess are best friends united by a bond of grief at losing Peter—the first and only love of Elliot and Jess’ twin brother. It’s been five years since Peter went missing in mysterious circumstances, and still reeling from the trauma, the best friends spiral into a hedonistic lifestyle, partying to numb their grief while clinging to a small hope that they will one day find out what happened. 

When Elliot meets Will, he starts to think he can put the past behind him. But when Elliot learns Will has his own dark secrets, just as Jess is contacted by somebody claiming to be her brother, it sets into motion a determination for the pair to find out if Elliot’s romantically cursed—or being targeted.

Further cast includes Rosie Cavaliero (Funny Woman)Rebekah Murrell (The Pact), Alan Turkington (Heartstopper)Brandon Fellows (The Stranger) and rising star Marcus Hodson.

Dead Hot is the latest in a long line of hit TV shows filmed here in Liverpool thanks to Liverpool Film Office, with the likes of The Responder, Sexy Beast and ITV2 comedy G’wed all on screen and available to stream now.

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