Sky Atlantic has produced some interesting comedies since it arrived on air, and today announced it would be adding another one called Sick Note.
The show stars Rupert Grint (Ron in the Harry Potter franchise) as Daniel Glass, a compulsive liar, who’s stuck in a failing relationship and a dead end job, where he is under the thumb of his irrepressible boss Kenny West (Miami Vice’s Don Johnson). And just when things couldn’t get any worse, he’s diagnosed with esophageal cancer. However, everyone starts to treat him better because of his diagnosis and suddenly Daniel finds he has a new lust for life. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth, Dr Ian Glennis (Nick Frost – Shaun of the Dead) and that’s when Daniel has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep this new information a secret and pretend to be ill. He decides to go for the latter but very quickly the lie spirals out of control and both Daniel and Dr Glennis have to spend all of their waking lives trying to prevent the truth from getting out.
Sick Note is produced by British production company King Bert, which was founded by renowned producer Jo Sargent and writer performers David Walliams and Miranda Hart. Jo went on to say “We are thrilled that we are making Sick Note for Sky Atlantic. Nat and James have done a brilliant job creating an enticing and funny hook and I look forward to our stellar cast bringing their hilarious scripts to life.”
The series is created and written by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz (brother of GotG star and voice of Darth Maul Peter Serafinowicz). Set to air in early 2017, the series will be directed by the BAFTA winning Matt Lipsey (Little Britain, Psychoville).
Sick Note is set to air on Sky Atlantic in early 2017, and the entire series will be made available on Sky Box Sets from premiere.