Prep Drama's thrilling news: BBC Lord of the Flies

Nina Gold Casting Agency came down to Forest and scouted our talented young actors for their upcoming television adaption of BBC’s Lord of the Flies series! Nina Gold is very well-known and respected in the film and TV industry (The Crown, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, 1917).

The four-part series will be shown on the BBC in collaboration with the production company behind Sex Education, Eleven Film. Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, Enola Holmes) has written the screenplay from William Golding’s classic novel.

You will no doubt be familiar with the book, in which the boys, all from unspecified prep schools in the 1950s, are stranded without adults on a remote tropical island. Complex power dynamics between the various characters develop swiftly, and with horrific consequences. The shoot will take place in Australia between April and September 2024.

In total, 23 boys from Years 5 and 6 auditioned for the various parts. Thank you, parents, for helping them to learn the short script over half term. They were all word perfect by Tuesday, and we were impressed by how quickly they learned to read to camera, do an Ident, and repeat a take or two.

The casting brief required leading roles for boys aged 10-12 years old. After auditioning thousands of children for the BBC Drama Series, Lord of the Flies, our amazing thespians, Zain, Rico and James were invited to the next stage of the audition process, with Zain reaching the finals and auditioning for the role of Piggy. Wishing Zain all the very best of luck!