A group of obnoxious friends struggle to survive the Stag Weekend from hell, as a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish Highlands quickly turns messier than expected.






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Series cast summary:
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Johnners 3 episodes, 2016
JJ Feild ...  Ledge / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Jim Howick ...  Ian 3 episodes, 2016
Amit Shah ...  Mex 3 episodes, 2016
Amanda Abbington ...  Fran 2 episodes, 2016
James Cosmo ...  The Game-keeper / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Tom Davis ...  Chef 2 episodes, 2016
Gilly Gilchrist ...  Cab Driver 2 episodes, 2016
Rufus Jones ...  Cosmo 2 episodes, 2016
Sharon Rooney ...  Brodie 2 episodes, 2016
Reece Shearsmith ...  Wendy 2 episodes, 2016
Christiaan Van Vuuren Christiaan Van Vuuren ...  Christoph 2 episodes, 2016


A group of obnoxious friends struggle to survive the Stag Weekend from hell, as a deer-stalking expedition in the Scottish Highlands quickly turns messier than expected.

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One hell of a weekend.


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Release Date:

January 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Охота на оленей See more »

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James Cosmo and Pilou Asbæk both previously featured in Game of Thrones (2011) as Jeor Mormont and Euron Greyjoy respectively. See more »


Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.1 (2016) See more »

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The hunted
1 November 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The presence of Reece Shearsmith who plays bitter accountant Wendy rather gives you the nod that this will be a black comedy which soon turns into a macabre survival comedy thriller.

Jim Howick plays every-man Ian, a nice geography teacher who is ill at ease at a highland stag do full of posh, rich loutish bankers who either despise him or ignore him.

Ian quickly gathers he does not belong and should not had come but he is the bride's brother. As they go hunting it turns out that they are the prey as one by one they meet gruesome deaths.

As the grisly death toll mounts it is apparent that some of the friends in the group only have paper thin friendships and sordid secrets. Something from their past has returned to haunt them. Ian just seems to be an innocent bystander in the crossfire.

The inspiration for Stag are comedies like Hot Fuzz, some of the characters are very dislikable, the humour, the violence and the thriller element are not always well balanced. Once you get into it, the television series was rather enjoyable and Shearsmith who also co-writes for 'Inside No 9' will approve of the twist ending.

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