Céline Buckens stars in The Castaways which is available to stream on Paramount Plus from today

Céline Buckens stars in The Castaways which is available to stream on Paramount Plus from today

The Castaways is a brand new thriller series from Paramount Plus which is available from today, Tuesday 26th December. 

It stars Céline Buckens and Sheridan Smith as sisters Erin and Lori who embark on a dream holiday to Fiji.  However Erin fails to board their short local flight following an argument at the airport and is subsequently horrified when she hears that the plane has crashed into the Pacific with Lori on board.  So begins a desperate hunt for survivors. 

The search is eventually called off but Erin refuses to give up hope. Then, months after the crash, Lori’s credit card is used in a corner shop in a remote village in Fiji and on the CCTV Erin recognises the plane’s pilot, back from the dead. She immediately heads back to Fiji to learn what really happened to her sister.

The series jumps back in time so we also see the story from Lori's perspective, seeing her struggle to survive alongside fellow passengers on a desert island in the mid-Pacific. 

In a recent interview Céline talked about both characters saying, "Both Erin and Lori are so flawed. One of them has terrible anxiety and the other is almost totally emotionally dependent on her sister. It’s the heightened storyline underpinned with a very human vulnerability."

The series is based on the bestselling novel by Lucy Clarke. “I’m so excited to be working with Céline Buckens and to be part of this amazing production bringing Lucy Clarke’s best-selling novel to life,” says Sheridan Smith.

"I’m really thrilled to bring Erin to life", adds Céline. "She’s a firecracker and the scripts bring layers and darkness to such an arresting premise,” adds . “I hope audiences will be as hooked watching it as I was reading it.” 

Watch the trailer and stream the full series now on Paramount Plus. 

Céline Buckens is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents.  Click her image for her profile page and voiceover showreel. 

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