The row is Sophie Skelton’s next starring role after Outlander. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Losasso’s thriller will star Bella Dayne, Akshay Khanna, and Mark Trepan. After washing ashore on a blood-stained rowboat, a lady must piece together her memories to prove her innocence. “An immense ocean appears to stretch infinitely in all directions, but on the Valiant, space shortages fuel paranoia and intense drama,” Loscasso added.
If filming on the water wasn’t hard enough, add a convoluted dark plot, technical ways to avoid green screen backdrops, a desire to convey ocean environments’ rough grandeur, and indie filmmaking’s limits. Row, scripted by Nick Skaugan, will begin filming in Scotland next month using a tank to avoid VFX. Fans know Sophie Skelton from Outlander, where she plays Brianna Fraser in the two-part seventh season. The actress told Radio Times about significant developments ahead of its June premiere: “We’re incredibly proud of Outlander’s unconventional stories.
On board the Valiant, the lack of space fuels paranoia and high drama, according to Losasso, who stated that “an enormous ocean appears to stretch infinitely in all directions.” It’s a script that’s not only engaging but also incredibly ambitious.
“If filming on the water wasn’t enough of a challenge, add in a twisty dark plot, complicated techniques to avoid green screen backdrops, a commitment to capturing the rugged beauty of ocean landscapes, and the constraints of independent filmmaking,” wrote the director of the film.
During an interview with Radio Times, the actress hinted at the possibility of significant plot twists. She said, “That’s one thing I think we’re really priding ourselves on now for Outlander Sophie Skelton and really leaning into it – the storylines aren’t necessarily the expected ones.” The premiere of the show is scheduled for June 2017.