To celebrate the release of Sexy Beast, the new prequel series streaming exclusively on Paramount+, we sat down with some of the show’s cast to find out more about their exciting new show.

Sexy Beast tells of the origins of Gal and Don’s complicated relationship as they find themselves descending into the seductive madness of the London criminal world during the vibrant and volatile 1990s, while Gal’s budding relationship with DeeDee threatens everything in their world. James McArdle is Gal Dove, Emun Elliott is Don Logan, Sarah Greene is Deedee Harrison, Stephen Moyer is Teddy Bass, a treacherous, rising name in the gangster world, who seduces Gal and Don into his criminal web, and Tamsin Greig is Don’s pathologically controlling and formidable older sister Cecilia.

Chatting to McArdle, Greene, Moyer, and Greig, we chat about the trepidations about taking on a new prequel series of the film, the freedom it gave them working in a different time frame to the film, and helping to form the characters to what they are and what they will become, nailing down the distinctive looks (and accents), playing characters that challenge their skills and playing both the darkness, and black humour flowing through the show. And, of course, orange speedos…

You can watch the full interviews below:

Sexy Beast is now streaming on Paramount+