The BLUE Sailing

No Escape on Paramount Plus

The first episode of “No Escape – The Blue”

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Check the No Escape trailer below: The action is intense and great tropical setting too!

No Escape: release date, cast, plot, trailer, first looks and all about the thriller set on a luxury yacht

No Escape on Paramount Plus sees Abigail Lawrie and Rhianne Barreto play two best friends who seek refuge on a yacht in south east Asia.

No Escape on Paramount Plus is a thriller set on a luxury yacht. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)

No Escape arrives on Paramount Plus in spring 2023 and will show that life on a glamorous yacht can harbor some terrifying secrets. Bringing the bestselling novel The Blue by Lucy Clarke (opens in new tab) to life, the series follows best friends Lana (Tin Star’s Abigail Lawrie) and Kitty (The Outlaws’ Rhianne Barreto) who are on the run from the UK police. They find sanctuary on a ship called The Blue, which promises a carefree life full of beautiful people, parties and endless beaches, but that paradise soon turns into a nightmare and the pair find themselves far from home and in mortal danger.

“I’ve just watched the first three episodes and wow! It is beautifully shot, sensuous, dark, transportive, and the cast are magic. I cannot wait for it to land on your screens,” says author of the book Lucy Clarke (opens in new tab). “When I saw the opening credits with the words ‘Based on the novel by Lucy Clarke’ I got goosebumps, and just sat there staring at the screen thinking, ‘How is this even real?’”

 So here’s everything you need to know about the thriller series No Escape

No Escape release date

No Escape will premiere on Paramount Plus on Thursday May 18 2023 in UK, Ireland and Canada. We will update on it’s US release and channel as soon as we hear.

No Escape plot

No Escape follows best friends Lana (Abigail Lawrie) and Kitty (Rhianne Barreto) who have fled the UK, on the run from the law. The pair find refuge on a romantic yacht called The Blue, which is sailing through south east Asia, and excitedly throw themselves into their new life. The Blue’s crew consists of a number of enigmatic, gorgeous people who are embracing the glamorous life on board but this shiny façade belies an undercurrent of lust and greed. This leads to a death in their midst, and Lana and Kitty end up in terrible danger. A distress call is made and the police find the yacht deserted. So how did the girls’ dream life end up going so badly wrong?


No Escape cast — Abigail Lawrie as Lana

In No Escape, Abigail Lawrie plays Lana, who is searching for a new life. She played Margot in Sky’s action series Strike and starred as Anna Worth in Tin Star. She also appeared in The Casual Vacancy and Good Omens.

Rhianne Barreto as Kitty

Rhianne Barreto plays Kitty, Lana’s best friend and partner in crime. Rhianne starred in the BBC1 comedy series The Outlaws, alongside Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken. She played Bekhal Mahmod in the drama Honour and has also appeared in the series Strike Back and Hanna.

Who else is starring in No Escape?

No Escape also stars Jay Ryan, the New Zealand actor who played Jack Scully in Neighbours, Sean Keenan (The Power of the Dog), Colette Dalal Tchantcho (Dangerous Liaisons), Elmo Anton Stratz (Westwall) and Narayan David Hecter (Riviera) as the crew on board The Blue.


Jay Ryan as a crew member of The Blue. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)
Jay Ryan as a crew member of The Blue. (Image credit: Paramount Plus)


Susie Porter (Wentworth Prison) and Josh McConville (Fantasy Island) are the Australian detectives investigating the mystery on board The Blue, while Jake Macapagal (Metro Manila) is Captain Reyes from the local Filipino Police force, determined to discover what really happened on the ship


Susie Porter as the Australian detective working out her clues. (Image credit: Paramount+)
Susie Porter as the Australian detective working out her clues. (Image credit: Paramount+)


Behind the scenes of No Escape

The lead writer on No Escape is Kris Mrksa (White House Farm) and Hans Herbots (The Serpent, Cobra) is the lead director. Executive Producers for New Pictures are Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls with Kris Mrksa.

No Escape author Lucy Clarke says: “It’s been the most incredible experience to see my novel reimagined for screen. I’ve loved every moment of the journey from reading early scripts to visiting the set in Thailand. The series is breathtaking: transportive, gripping, and thrilling from beginning to end. I can’t wait for viewers to fall in love with it, too!”

No Escape – TV Series

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by

Hans Herbots (4 episodes)

Series Writing Credits

Tolula Dada (1 episode)
Kris Mrksa (1 episode)

Series Cast

Jay Ryan Jay Ryan 2 episodes
Rhianne Barreto Rhianne Barreto  Kitty 2 episodes
Abigail Lawrie Abigail Lawrie  Lana 2 episodes
Susie Porter Susie Porter 2 episodes
Sean Keenan Sean Keenan 2 episodes
Narayan David Hecter Narayan David Hecter 2 episodes
Colette Dalal Tchantcho Colette Dalal Tchantcho 2 episodes
Elmo Anton Stratz Elmo Anton Stratz 2 episodes
Josh McConville Josh McConville 1 episode
Jake Macapagal Jake Macapagal 1 episode

Series Produced by

Sid Strickland Story Producer (4 episodes)
Chris Lowenstein supervising producer (2 episodes)
Martin Mahon co-producer (2 episodes)
Emily Russell head of production (2 episodes)
Fred Turchetti co-producer (2 episodes)
Willow Grylls executive producer (unknown episodes)
Elaine Pyke executive producer (unknown episodes)
Lee Thomas producer (unknown episodes)

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